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High Performance Computing for Materials Program brings government, industry together to improve energy technologies

By Faye Oney / September 22, 2017

The High Performance Computing for Materials Program (HPC4Mtls) brings together U.S. government research laboratories and industry to spur development of materials used in severe environments. Its goal is to quickly bring advanced energy research to market.

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Perovskite crystals ‘flip’ for better stability

By Stephanie Liverani / July 12, 2016

Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Northwestern University, and Rice University have developed a “new type of 2-D layered perovskite with outstanding stability and more than triple the material’s previous power conversion efficiency,” according to news from LANL.

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More ‘green’ for clean energy: DOE launches $40M effort to advance materials research for renewable energy

By Stephanie Liverani / February 26, 2016

This week, the U.S. Department of Energy launched a $40 million effort to improve materials for clean energy solutions that will “give American entrepreneurs and manufacturers a leg up in the global race for clean energy,” says a DOE news release.

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Emerging solar harvesting technology could turn windows into power sources

By Stephanie Liverani / September 15, 2015

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Los Alamos (N.M.) National Laboratory are developing a new sunlight harvesting technology that can turn a nearly transparent window into an electrical generator using what they call “quantum dot solar windows.”

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DOE funding to speed up nuclear R&D, lab-to-market transition

By Jessica McMathis / November 9, 2014

The Department of Energy is accelerating clean-energy technologies, flagging $13 million to advance nuclear energy R&D and launching a pilot program to speed up the lab-to-market process.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 10, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for September 10, 2014.

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EMA 2013 expands scope while staying focused

By Eileen De Guire / January 24, 2013

More than 250 people are here at the 2013 Electronic Materials and Applications currently underway in Orlando, Fla. It still feels like a small, intimate meeting even though organizers expanded the scope of the meeting with several new symposia and a conscious reach into the broader electronics community, while staying true to the meeting’s mission.…

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New techniques stretch carbon nanotubes, make stronger composites

By Eileen De Guire / November 13, 2012

Researchers used a rotating spool to create ribbon-like composite materials that have a high percentage of carbon nanotubes, for use in products from airplanes to bicycles. Credit: Zhu; NCSU. Editor’s note: Ever since carbon nanotubes were discovered, the challenge has been to figure out how to exploit their singular properties. This group from North Carolina…

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Los Alamos National Laboratory’s high-temperature superconducting tape

By / October 16, 2009

Los Alamos National Lab has been working to develop high-volume production processes for making a thin, flexible tape that operates as a superconductor at liquid nitrogen temperatures and can carry 3 million amps per cm2.

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