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Video: Improving armor—developing better materials to better protect

By April Gocha / June 8, 2016

When it comes to ceramic materials, body armor is a familiar and favorite topic. But better materials for protecting the lives of those in the line of duty extend beyond ceramics, too.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 9, 2015

Engineered self-cleaning surfaces, self-healing squid teeth plastic, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 9, 2015.

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Materials research and research centers get leg up from NSF funding

By Jessica McMathis / March 2, 2015

Thanks to a multi-million-dollar infusion of funding from the National Science Foundation, materials and materials research centers are having one of their best months ever.

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Computational methods shine light on conducting oxide transparency

By / January 20, 2012

Band structure of rutile SnO2, illustrating free-carrier absorption. Visible light does not carry enough energy to excite carriers across the band gap (a) or to excite free carriers directly to the next conduction-band states (b). However, additional momentum provided by a phonon enables indirect free-carrier absorption (c) for any visible or infrared wavelength. States in…

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