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Move over, ceramics: New materials combine flexibility and ferroelectricity

By April Gocha / February 7, 2017

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory in collaboration with researchers at Northwestern University have discovered that some organic ferroelectric materials are composed of crystal planes that atomically slide past one another, providing them with flexibility.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 19, 2016

Engineering LEGO-like building blocks, flexible lithium-ions are evolving batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 19, 2016.

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Move over silicon: Magnetoelectric multiferroics and tiny transistors could enable faster computers that consume less power

By April Gocha / October 18, 2016

The continuing trend for electronics is to pack more power into a smaller device that requires less energy input. Two significant materials research advances—one published in Nature and one published in Science—are moving precisely in that direction.

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Layered perovskites surprise scientists with disappearing polarity under strain

By April Gocha / July 28, 2016

A team of scientists at Northwestern University has discovered that some ferroelectric materials are hiding a surprise. Layered perovskites don’t conform to conventional wisdom—instead, these materials completely turn off polarization if enough strain is applied to them.

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Materials mashup: New technique integrates oxides with silicon chips for ‘smarter’ devices

By Stephanie Liverani / July 22, 2016

ACerS member Jay Narayan and his team at North Carolina State University have partnered with the U.S. Army Research Office to create a new way to integrate oxide materials with silicon chips—a development, the team says, that will lead to smarter, lighter, more efficient electronic devices.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / July 6, 2016

Imperfections make big impacts, boosting efficiency of perovskite solar cells, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 6, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / May 4, 2016

Ferroelectric nanowires make personal cooling units, 3-D-printed foams outperform other materials, origin of earth’s oldest zircon crystals, and more materials stories that may be of interest for May 4, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / April 20, 2016

Nanotubes align into wafer-thin films, perovskite solar cells get a squeeze, new LED covers full visible spectrum, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 20, 2016.

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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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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / March 30, 2016

Nanocrystal self-assembly, LED lights grow crops in space, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 30, 2016.

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