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Getting the lead out—New material for perovskite solar cells replaces lead with titanium

By Faye Oney / February 23, 2018

Researchers have created a material that replaces lead with titanium that could be used in inorganic thin-film perovskite solar cells. Their lead-free perovskite offers better stability and a more environmentally-friendly alternative for tandem solar cells.

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New issue of Nature Materials features Nitin Padture on advanced ceramics for aerospace propulsion

By April Gocha / August 9, 2016

ACerS member and Fellow Nitin Padture penned one of three commentaries for a new aerospace-centered issue of Nature Materials. Padture’s article, “Advanced structural ceramics in aerospace propulsion,” details the vital role of advanced structural ceramics in ever-advancing vehicle propulsion systems.

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Perovskite crystals ‘flip’ for better stability

By Stephanie Liverani / July 12, 2016

Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Northwestern University, and Rice University have developed a “new type of 2-D layered perovskite with outstanding stability and more than triple the material’s previous power conversion efficiency,” according to news from LANL.

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Video: Researchers push limits of perovskite solar cell performance with new production technique

By Stephanie Liverani / June 15, 2016

Researchers from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, say they’re pushing the limits of solar cell performance and were able to achieve the highest performance ever measured for larger-size perovskite solar cells.

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Researchers flip a ‘chemical switch’ to improve perovskite’s thermal stability

By Stephanie Liverani / May 31, 2016

Researchers from Brown University—in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology—are getting closer to making perovskite solar cells a mass-market reality. It’s all in the “flip of a switch.”

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Graphene is topic of PBS talk show ‘White House Chronicle’ interview with Brown U’s Nitin Padture

By Eileen De Guire / March 20, 2014

Nitin Padture, ACerS Fellow, demystifies graphene on PBS’ White House Chronicle. Credit: Brown University, YouTube. Televised talk show interviews are popular and well-established ways for audiences to learn about a topic or person in much more detail than a broadcast news show can offer. My personal favorites in this format are Charlie Rose and Tavis…

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Ash, sand-resistant thermal barrier coatings and novel test rig

By Eileen De Guire / February 21, 2012

Apropos to the latest round of ash clouds spewing from the EyjafjallajökullI volcano, plus indications that some
utilities are going to be building new high-temperature fast-cycle gas turbines for peak electrical power generation, we offer this video that expands on a story I first wrote about in April.

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Video of the week: Ash, sand-resistant thermal barrier coatings and novel test rig

By / June 2, 2011

[flash https://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/osu_turbine_coatings.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/osu_turbine_coatings.jpg}] Apropos to the latest round of ash clouds spewing from the EyjafjallajökullI volcano, plus indications that some utilities are going to be building new high-temperature fast-cycle gas turbines for peak electrical power generation, we offer this video that expands on a story I first wrote about in April. It regards an…

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OSU says two advanced-engineered ceramic coatings provide better resistance to volcanic ash

By / April 15, 2011

Photograph of the Eyjafjallajökull ash cloud. OSU researchers have discovered that a new class of ceramic coatings could offer jet engines special protection against volcanic ash damage in the future. Credit: Peter Greenfield, OSU. On the anniversary of the the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland, it is interesting to report that a group of researchers at…

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New ceramic coatings to improve durability of turbine engines

By / January 8, 2011

In the recent print edition of Watts News, Ohio State University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering newsletter, an article describes new developments that may extend the life of gas turbine engines. ACerS student member and MSE doctoral candidate Andy Gledhill, under the leadership of Nitin Padture, has developed a computer-controlled “blowtorch” that is constructed…

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