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Stronger, more conductive alloy could replace silicon in MEMS

By Faye Oney / July 11, 2017

Johns Hopkins University researchers have created a new alloy that is stronger and more conductive than silicon. Their findings could mean a change in the components of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) for future applications.

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Video: Students get taste of materials science with close-up look at chocolate

By Stephanie Liverani / February 17, 2016

Beyond scarfing down bags of the sweet stuff, it’s the science behind chocolate that reels us in every time. So to all those materials science/chocoholics out there, you’ll want to check out this video from Johns Hopkins University about the hidden world of chocolate.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 22, 2014

Superfast LEDs, ultrafast charging batteries, lead-free glass inks, dissolvable silicon, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 22, 2014.

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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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New look at material acting as insulator instead of conductor

By / November 9, 2009

According to a press release, Johns Hopkins materials scientists have found a new use for a chemical compound that has traditionally been viewed as an electrical conductor. By changing the orientation of the compound, the researchers have turned it into a thin film insulator, which instead blocks the flow of electricity, but can induce large…

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New MACS fills appetite for fast, accurate spectroscopy

By / March 19, 2009

NIST and Johns Hopkins University researchers have unveiled a new speedy and sensitive probe that may prove to be a godsend for nano scientists and related businesses. The NIST-JHU team calls the equipment a Multi-Axis Crystal Spectrometer. It is built on the technology developed in prior spectrometers at NIST’s Center for Neutron Research, where MACS…

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‘Dancing’ atoms may lead to logic switches, nano-scale detectors

By / November 21, 2008

Two Johns Hopkins researchers believe they have developed a new method to use lasers to manipulate electrons in a crystal array, and if the discovery holds up to testing, it could lead to new forms of computer memory, biohazard alarms and cancer cell detectors. Alexander Kaplan, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer…

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