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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 28, 2016

Hairy nanorods have diverse applications, merging solar with liquid batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 28, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / March 18, 2015

New raw materials info repository, putting the squeeze on material interfaces, chameleon-like silicon thin film twists to change colors, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 18, 2015.

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In-ter-face! Properties of nanocomposite oxide ceramics driven by interface details

By April Gocha / October 7, 2014

Researchers at Los Alamos National Lab have discovered some interesting secrets lying at the interfaces within nanocomposite oxide ceramics—secrets that help open the door to better batteries, fuel cells, nuclear materials, and more.

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Ceramics Gordon Conference announced for July 20–25

By Eileen De Guire / April 9, 2014

The next installment of the long-running Gordon Research Conference on “Solid State Studies in Ceramics,” organized by Monika Backhaus, will be July 20–25, 2014, at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts.

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Eileen’s five fave CTT posts in 2012 (and her liberal interpretation of the number five)

By Eileen De Guire / December 31, 2012

Background image: Molten glass. Credit: Michael Germann; Dreamstime.com. Peter and I thought it would be fun to share our five favorite posts from 2012. Finding that choosing only five was nigh impossible, I decided to sort my picks into three categories, which instantly grew my budget to 15 stories! External forces Advances in science and…

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Heat transfer—two new studies look at effects of interface bonding, surface roughness

By Eileen De Guire / June 26, 2012

Through atomic-scale manipulation, researchers have demonstrated that a single layer of atoms can disrupt or enhance heat flow across an interface. Credit: Mark Losego; UIUC. Heat. A lot of engineering revolves around pumping it in to make a reaction happen, like glass melting, for example. A lot of engineering revolves around sucking it out, like…

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New explanation for electrical conductivity at oxide-oxide interface

By Eileen De Guire / November 16, 2011

A cross-sectional scanning transmission electron micrograph of the interface between polar lanthanum chromium oxide and nonpolar strontium titanium oxide. Although the interface appears to be atomically abrupt, detailed spectroscopic measurements show that cation mixing occurs in the interfacial region. Credit: PNNL. Electrical conductivity is a pretty simple concept to understand: electrons move. Like water that…

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Nanoscale intergranular films shed light on grain boundary behavior

By Eileen De Guire / May 26, 2011

During one of their studies, grain boundary researchers began with gold films broken into particles (via annealing) dispersed across a sapphire substrate. Credit: Baram, et al; Technion. Materials scientists have long recognized that grain boundaries and interfaces can limit a material’s bulk properties, especially at high temperatures. Significant research effort has gone into understanding their nature with an eye to…

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