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Our own clothes may someday power our devices

By Faye Oney / June 6, 2017

A team of materials scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has developed a way to turn fabric into a conductor of electricity that is capable of powering small electronics. A vapor deposition method turns woven fabrics into electrical conductors without changing properties of the fabrics.

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3-D printing, clean energy, and next-gen electronics: Three materials scale-up trends to watch on National Manufacturing Day

By Stephanie Liverani / October 7, 2016

Every first Friday of October, manufacturing companies and organizations join the movement to raise awareness about U.S. manufacturing. From 3-D printing to solar to next-gen electronics, check out some of the materials manufacturing buzz we’ve been following this year.

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2-D materials inch closer to unseating silicon’s semiconductor reign

By April Gocha / April 14, 2016

ORNL scientists report on a new processing technique that could help bring 2-D electronic devices to the forefront, establishing a “path to replace silicon as the choice for semiconductors in some applications,” according to an ORNL press release.

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Redesigned micro solid oxide fuel cell may provide more power, less charging, to small consumer electronics

By April Gocha / March 22, 2016

Researchers at Pohang University of Science & Technology have developed a micro-sized solid oxide fuel cell that incorporates a much more robust support—porous stainless steel, which significantly improves the cell’s thermal and mechanical stability.

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Carbon film merges microchips with power sources to shrink consumer electronics

By April Gocha / February 22, 2016

An international team of researchers have grown carbon films that allow microchips and power sources to be combined into one, opening the door to integrated power and smaller electronic devices.

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Texas State researchers discover ‘varistor embedded ceramic transistor’ hybrid devices

By Eileen De Guire / September 10, 2014

Texas State University researchers discover varistor embedded ceramic transistor hybrid devices.

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Study: Americans still love their gadgets, but smarter tech means less energy consumption

By Jessica McMathis / July 24, 2014

A new study shows that despite the fact that U.S. households use more consumer electronic devices than ever before, our electronics are more energy efficient than they’ve ever been. Thanks to smart TVs and a growing shift from desktop to tablet, in 2013 there was a significant decline in the amount of energy our smarter household electronics require.

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GE’s James Bray opens EMA with talk on industrial applications for electronic materials

By Eileen De Guire / January 24, 2014

GE’s James Bray opens EMA with talk on industrial applications for electronic materials.

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Like electrodes for chocolate? Taste simulator technology unwrapped

By Eileen De Guire / December 17, 2013

    National University of Singapore researchers unveiled a taste simulation device at ACM Multimedia conference in Barcelona, Spain, in November. (Credit: You Tube.) According to a factbook (pdf) from the United States Department of Agriculture, the average per capita of “caloric sweetener” in the United States in 2010 was a little over 152 pounds. 152 pounds!…

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The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat: Some of each for CNTs

By Eileen De Guire / September 16, 2011

Rice University researchers, Robert Vajtai, Enrique Barrera and Yao Zhao created a conductive cable from iodine-doped nanotubes capable of carrying household current. Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University Showing how something works is more effective than telling how it works. With the assistance of a fluorescent lightbulb, Rice University researchers demonstrated successful substitution of standard copper wiring…

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