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Team to combine in situ microscopy and modeling for deep dive into flash sintering

By April Gocha / February 10, 2017

A collaboration of researchers from Purdue University and beyond is using a $3 million grant to take an up close look at flash sintering in a massive effort to broaden applications of the technique.

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Sick of the brick? Piezoelectric transformers poised to shrink power converters

By April Gocha / February 29, 2016

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University and Solid State Ceramics Inc. have modified hard-piezoceramic materials to realize the potential of piezoelectric transformers—which hold promise to reduce size and boost the efficiency of consumer electronic devices.

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Electron irradiation to minimize loops in graphene

By / August 24, 2010

Loops (seen above in blue) between graphene layers can be minimized using electron irradiation (bottom). (Credit: ORNL) According to a press release, researchers at Oak Ridge National Lab have discovered how loops develop in graphene, an electrically conductive high-strength low-weight material that resembles an atomic-scale honeycomb. The nanoscale simulations are bringing scientists closer to using…

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