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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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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / October 24, 2014

GE’s new ceramic matrix composite factory opens, Du-Co does mullite, PPG designing jet windshields, Morgan offers sapphire, US Silica named to Forbes list, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for October 24, 2014.

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CLS 2014

Urgent vs important? The 4th Ceramic Leadership Summit is important—and urgent

By April Gocha / March 5, 2014

Early bird registration for the 4th Ceramic Leadership Summit closes soon, so grab your spot to secure your networking opportunities with some of the biggest names in the business.

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Turning trade-offs to pay-offs—Business, manufacturing leaders to converge, connect at CLS 2014

By Jessica McMathis / February 18, 2014

The 4th Ceramic Leadership Summit (CLS), April 7–9 in Baltimore, Md., will bring manufacturing and business executives together to tackle business strategies for success.

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Video: Atoms make ‘the world’s smallest stop-motion film’

By Jim Destefani / December 10, 2013

Last spring, scientists at IBM’s Research Laboratories in San Jose, Calif., used a scanning tunneling microscope to create what Guinness World Records has certified as “the world’s smallest stop-motion film.”

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$60 million in DOE support aimed at advancing solar technology

By Jim Destefani / November 7, 2013

The US Department of Energy last week announced awards totaling about $60 million to support innovative solar energy research and development of both solar materials to improve efficiency and so-called “soft” costs such as solar photovoltaic system design, permitting, and installation.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / October 28, 2013

Other materials stories that may be of interest.

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Ceramic Leadership Summit 2014—Where business and manufacturing meet strategy

By Eileen De Guire / October 18, 2013

The Ceramic Leadership Summit is designed for ‘C-level’ executives, senior managers, and management-track young professionals involved in the ceramics and glass industries.

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IBM’s Watson, unchained for materials discovery

By Jim Destefani / October 18, 2013

IBM is working hard to harness the firepower of its Watson computer system to solve real-world problems, including materials discovery.

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New projects worth millions announced on Materials Genome Initiative second anniversary

By Eileen De Guire / June 25, 2013

The Materials Genome Initiative aspires to reduce by half the time from materials discovery to manufacture. Credit: MGI; OSTP.    The Materials Genome Initiative turned two yesterday, and the White House celebrated the birthday by announcing a flurry of new projects that involve sizeable investments from 20 or so collaborators. According to a fact sheet (pdf)…

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