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Flexible glass lab-on-a-chip devices offer potential as medical diagnostics, sensors, more

By April Gocha / April 4, 2017

Researchers at Brigham Young University have devised a technique that incorporates glass to build tiny lab-on-a-chip devices, or flexible glass nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS), that could broaden rapid medical diagnostics.

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Materials mashup: New technique integrates oxides with silicon chips for ‘smarter’ devices

By Stephanie Liverani / July 22, 2016

ACerS member Jay Narayan and his team at North Carolina State University have partnered with the U.S. Army Research Office to create a new way to integrate oxide materials with silicon chips—a development, the team says, that will lead to smarter, lighter, more efficient electronic devices.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 29, 2015

New techniques for MEMS, GaN building blocks, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 29, 2015.

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Graphene could be key in development of new flexible, low-cost infrared vision system

By Stephanie Liverani / November 4, 2015

Driven by the mission to develop a more practical, lower-cost solution to infrared vision technology, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are turning to a trendy material: graphene.

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DOD cuts force change in plenary speakers at Electronic Materials and Applications meeting this week

By Eileen De Guire / January 22, 2013

Susan Trolier-McKinstry to deliver Friday’s EMA plenary after AFOSR speaker cancels. Last week I wrote about a memo sent by the deputy secretary of DOD to the entire agency encouraging proactive spending cuts, including cutbacks on travel, conferences, and training. It did not take long for DOD brass to embrace the recommendations, and we just…

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Group shows hysteretic behavior of ferroelectric materials changes at nanoscale

By / May 20, 2010

A collaborative group of researchers from Oak Ridge National Lab, Penn State, the Univ. of Sheffield (U.K.) and EPFL (Switzerland) have made a discovery that overturns some 100-year-old assumptions about the behavior of polycrystalline and other ferroelectric materials. In brief, the nonlinear materials responses and associated enhanced electromechanical properties that occur at the microlevel stop…

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Microphotovoltaics produce competitive results

By / December 23, 2009

Via press release, Sandia National Lab announced that scientists have developed microphotovoltaic cells that could revolutionize the way solar energy is collected and used. The cells are fabricated using microelectronic and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) techniques common to today’s electronic foundries. They are expected eventually to be less expensive and have greater efficiencies than current photovoltaic…

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