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Novel MXene–ZnO composites made with cold sintering process

By Eileen De Guire / July 31, 2018

A new paper reports success making nanocomposites with wildly dissimilar materials by the cold sintering process. Each constituent brings functional properties, and the composite’s properties are better than either constituent alone.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / July 4, 2018

Sodium and potassium hold promise as alternatives to lithium-based batteries, new ultra-thin flexible sensors, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 4, 2018.

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Previews of the latest articles in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society—special topical issue on sintering

By Eileen De Guire / June 11, 2012

— Image of PiezoMEMS actuated wing design, illustrating PZT stroke and pitch actuators and thin film wing structure (left). Image of suspended platform with individually controllable wings next to a US dime (right). From PZT-Based Piezoelectric MEMS Technology. Credit: JACerS; Wiley. New papers that have been accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Ceramic…

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TAMU group’s ultrathin polymer–clay coating creates flexible, transparent gas barrier

By / May 9, 2011

The clay–polymer layer-by-layer process (a) and an illustration of the quadlayer nano brick wall structure of PEI (blue), PAA (green), PEI and MMT clay (red). Credit: M.A. Priolo, et al; Nano Letters. It’s easy to imagine that the makers of food products have a wish list for packaging that, besides the obvious need to be…

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