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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / April 12, 2017

Major breakthrough in smart printed electronics from 2-D nanomaterials, innovative glass sensor can screen toxic drugs, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 12, 2017.

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Rare earth-doped glass boosts lasers, tests experimental theories at National Ignition Facility

By April Gocha / October 15, 2015

The Lawrence Livermore National Lab’s National Ignition Facility—“the world’s largest and most energetic laser facility ever built”—contains thousands of rare earth-doped glass slabs that collectively amplify laser pulses into the facility’s incredible testing capacity.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / December 29, 2012

Mid-holidays edition: Peel-and-stick solar panels For all their promise, solar cells have frustrated scientists in one crucial regard: Most are rigid. They must be deployed in stiff and often heavy fixed panels, limiting their applications. So researchers have been trying to get photovoltaics to loosen up. The ideal: flexible, decal-like solar panels that can be…

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