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Ceramics UK—Brexit inspires 2019 trade show in UK

By Faye Oney / September 11, 2018

Ceramics UK, taking place July 10–11, 2019 in Shropshire, England, will showcase the historical and growing technical ceramics industry in the UK. The conference is projected to attract more than 3,000 attendees and 200 exhibitors worldwide.

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Silicon carbide manufacturing process to lower barriers for SiC power electronics

By April Gocha / October 6, 2017

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a silicon carbide manufacturing process that may finally give this material the boost it needs to compete against silicon in the power electronics market.

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Long-range backscatter system enables devices to communicate longer distances with less power

By Faye Oney / September 29, 2017

Researchers have found a way to send and receive signals between electronic devices over long distances. Long-range backscatter is a low-cost process that uses low power and represents a breakthrough for many applications, including flexible medical devices.

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Glass could replace aluminum in hard disk drives that store 20 TB of data

By April Gocha / September 28, 2017

Japanese company Hoya is developing thin glass disks that the company is betting will be increasingly incorporated into larger hard disk drives used in computers—Hoya is setting its sights on large-scale glass data storage, with reported capabilities of reaching 20 TB capacities by 2020.

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electrode design using MXenes

MXene electrodes could increase battery charging rates for electronics, electric vehicles

By Faye Oney / August 1, 2017

Researchers have designed battery electrodes using MXene, a highly conductive material, that could accelerate battery-charging times. The research could also solve the electric vehicle industry’s battery-charging challenges.

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Stronger, more conductive alloy could replace silicon in MEMS

By Faye Oney / July 11, 2017

Johns Hopkins University researchers have created a new alloy that is stronger and more conductive than silicon. Their findings could mean a change in the components of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) for future applications.

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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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biodegradable electronic component on a human hair

Biodegradable electronics might become a reality in the future

By Faye Oney / May 16, 2017

Our electronic devices might become biodegradable in the future. Stanford researchers have created a biodegradable electronic device characteristic of human skin—flexible, self-healing, and degradable with the addition of a weak acid.

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graphene's hexagonal shape

Graphene, boron nitride could help develop cooling process for computer chips

By Faye Oney / April 14, 2017

A Rutgers University research team has created a powerful and more efficient way to cool those tiny chips in computer devices using a combination of graphene and boron nitride.

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Video: Corning’s glass and more materials enable latest consumer electronics tech in store at CES 2017

By April Gocha / January 4, 2017

Glass and ceramic materials are enabling technologies that make a ton of today’s tech possible, even though the materials’ role in these products is often overlooked.

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