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Suncatchers—New solar thermophotovoltaics show promise for high-efficiency PVs

By Eileen De Guire / October 21, 2013

New solar thermophotovoltaic emitter photonic crystals operate at temperatures more than 1000˚C. Materials include tungsten, tungsten coated with hafnium dioxide, and hafnium dioxide.

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Video: Creating ultrasharp STM, AFM probes for superior resolution and durability

By / July 10, 2012

Researchers at the University of Illinois have literally made a pointed improvement in microscopic probe tips. Led by Joe Lyding, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, the investigators developed a new microscope probe-sharpening technique that can improve and retain the resolution of  scanning tunneling atomic force microscopy and improve the workflow by cutting tip replacement downtime. According…

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Hafnium and zirconium diboride composites for leading edges of hypersonic vehicles

By Eileen De Guire / August 12, 2011

Artist’s rendition of DARPA’s Falcon HTV-2 hypersonic aircraft. Credit: DARPA.   It’s not often that the latest issue of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society to hit the newsstands ties in with current events, but the August issue does. Yesterday DARPA conducted its second test flight of a hypersonic vehicle and, unfortunately, lost communication…

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