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Materials needs for the future—WMRIF outlines prominent trends and challenges in materials science and engineering

By April Gocha / December 1, 2017

One of the missions of the World Materials Research Institutes Forum is development and dissemination of the ten most prominent trends and challenges in materials science and engineering needed for future economic, environmental, and social needs.

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Conference inspires new thoughts on optical materials

By Eileen De Guire / July 1, 2016

The HTCMC, GFMAT conference provided some new ideas for a student researcher about single crystals, phosphors, and how to make good optical materials.

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Materials processing for advanced materials and sustainable development

By Eileen De Guire / July 1, 2016

Many excellent studies on material processing and characterization were included in the session “Powder Processing Innovation and Technologies for Advanced Materials and Sustainable Development” during the HTCMC-9, GFMAT 2016 conference in Toronto, Canada.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / January 7, 2015

China opens up rare earths, shark-tooth chainsaw really cuts, solubility of graphene oxide films solved, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 7, 2015.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / October 31, 2014

A new Laboratory for Innovative Key Materials and Structures, Morgan loses CEO, PPG scientists receive awards, and other ceramics and glass business news of the week for October 31, 2014.

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A material for all weathers (with zero thermal expansion) found in antiperovskite manganese nitrides

By cstanier / September 27, 2011

Mechanism for the occurrence of ZTE. NTEM and PTET denote negative thermal expansion caused by magnetic ordering and positive thermal expansion caused by temperature, respectively, and aM and aT are the corresponding lattice parameters. ΔaM and ΔaT are the changes in the lattice parameter caused by magnetic ordering and temperature, respectively. In the temperature range…

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Boron nitride may provide ‘clear’ solar panels

By / September 10, 2008

Work at Japan’s National Institute of Materials Science may allow solar cells to be built into you house and car windows, windshield and even your sunglasses. The NIMS group, led by Dr. Shojiro Komatsu, has been interested in BN cell because it would be transparent to the visible light spectrum. Researchers claims to have already…

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