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Controlled spalling fabricates thin films of gallium nitride and could drastically change semiconductor industry

By April Gocha / July 18, 2017

IBM scientists report that they have developed a simple technique to peel extremely thin layers of gallium nitride from a bulk wafer of the material—a breakthrough in manufacturing techniques for this expensive material.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / January 18, 2017

Scientists create first 2-D electride, researchers use nature’s weaving formula to engineer advanced functional materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 18, 2017.

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Gallium nitride has wear resistance that approaches that of diamond

By April Gocha / November 15, 2016

Researchers at Lehigh University report that in addition to gallium nitride’s checklist of other useful properties, the material has a wear rate that approaches that of diamonds—which could open the material’s foray into even more diverse applications.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 29, 2015

New techniques for MEMS, GaN building blocks, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 29, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 28, 2015

Tungsten disulfide assists 2-D lasers, gallium nitride for energy-saving devices, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 28, 2015.

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Electronics fight club: Can gallium nitride sock it to silicon?

By April Gocha / August 24, 2015

MIT spinout company Cambridge Electronics Inc. is helping gallium nitride get into the center ring with its recent announcement of “a line of GaN transistors and power electronic circuits that promise to cut energy usage in data centers, electric cars, and consumer devices by 10 to 20 percent worldwide by 2025,” according to an MIT News article.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / October 17, 2014

Gorilla Glass grabs BMW award, Guardian expanding production, Panasonic at the Tesla gigafactory, semiconductor industry simplification, and other ceramics and glass business news of the week for October 17, 2014.

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Gallium nitride micro-rods meet ultrathin graphene, make ‘bendy’ LEDs a real possibility

By Jessica McMathis / October 8, 2014

Brighter light emitting diode (LED) displays made with perovskite materials may be just beyond the bend, but so, too, are bendable and stretchable ones, thanks to scientists from Seoul National University.

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