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CTT readers’ top 10 posts of the year

By / December 31, 2012

What did our readers think were our top stories of the year? Rather than do an unscientific poll, we combed through our Google Analytics report and came up with the following. #1—Healing glass fibers now available for pet and animal treatments While the our original story focused on a case study of human patients with…

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / August 21, 2012

Check ’em out: September California workshop to explore plans for National Network for Manufacturing Innovation The Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, in partnership with state and national organizations, is inviting interested parties to the third in a series of regional workshops to introduce and encourage public discussion of a planned National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / May 15, 2012

This illustration depicts the shape of diamond tips used to apply pressure that uncovered important new properties in the memory medium GST. The inset represents the atomic structure of amorphous GST. Credit: Ming Xu, Johns Hopkins Univ. Check ’em out: Thanks for the memory: Researchers find room for more data storage in phase-change material A team…

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Alta Devices reports NREL verification of 23.5% efficiency for counter-intuitive solar panel

By / February 8, 2012

Conversion efficiencies of the best research solar cells worldwide from 1976 through 2011 for various photovoltaic technologies; efficiencies determined by certified agencies/laboratories. Credit: NREL. The steady march to grid parity for solar energy devices continues: A Santa Clara, Calif., maker of gallium arsenide photovoltaic panels, Alta Devices, announced Tuesday that the NREL verified that its…

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Metamaterial discovery could improve light collection for solar cells

By / April 28, 2010

Caltech researchers, led by Harry Atwater, have engineered a type of metamaterial that allows it to bend light in part of the visible spectrum from nearly any angle toward an optimal direction. They report that this artificial optical material can handle light with any polarization over a broad range of incident angles, making it the…

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Caltech group demonstrates efficient 3D solar array

By / February 18, 2010

The idea of using fibers, wires or some other protruding structures to provide a three-dimensional surface for enhancing the energy-capturing capabilities of photovoltaic units seems to be catching on. The most recent announcement comes from the California Institute of Technology where a team of researchers has successfully used tiny silicon wires contained in a flexible…

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