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Creating diamonds at room temperature from carbon nanofibers and nanotubes

By Lisa McDonald / February 5, 2019

North Carolina State University researchers successfully created diamonds at room temperature in 2015 using carbon thin films. Now, they accomplished the same feat using carbon nanofibers and nanotubes.

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Strontium and barium titanate: Similar materials, different defects

By Lisa McDonald / January 29, 2019

Researchers often use similar defect models for barium titanate and strontium titanate even though the materials experience different dominant metal vacancies. New research suggests this practice is suitable in some cases, but researchers should tread more carefully in others.

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Electronic circuits are 3-D printed with silver nanowire ‘ink’ for variety of flexible devices

By Faye Oney / March 6, 2018

Researchers have developed a process that uses silver nanowires to print electronic circuits on flexible surfaces. Their method could be promising for the future of flexible and wearable electronics, especially for the medical industry.

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Silicon carbide manufacturing process to lower barriers for SiC power electronics

By April Gocha / October 6, 2017

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a silicon carbide manufacturing process that may finally give this material the boost it needs to compete against silicon in the power electronics market.

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New ‘sensing skin’ could save roads and structures with early damage detection

By Stephanie Liverani / October 11, 2016

Researchers at North Carolina State University developed a new “sensing skin” that can “detect cracks and other structural flaws that are invisible to the naked eye,” according to an NC State press release.

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New wearable tech swaps batteries for body heat to power more precise health-monitoring devices

By Stephanie Liverani / September 13, 2016

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new design for harvesting body heat and converting it into electricity for use in wearable health-monitoring devices without the need for batteries.

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Predicting atomic positions: Bayesian statistics enable more accurate materials characterization

By April Gocha / September 6, 2016

Researchers at North Carolina State University, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have devised a new method for characterizing materials that can more accurately predict crystallographic structures.

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Materials mashup: New technique integrates oxides with silicon chips for ‘smarter’ devices

By Stephanie Liverani / July 22, 2016

ACerS member Jay Narayan and his team at North Carolina State University have partnered with the U.S. Army Research Office to create a new way to integrate oxide materials with silicon chips—a development, the team says, that will lead to smarter, lighter, more efficient electronic devices.

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New phase of solid carbon allows researchers to create tougher-than-tough diamonds at room temperature

By Stephanie Liverani / December 9, 2015

Researchers from North Carolina State University discovered a new phase of solid carbon that is harder than diamonds and can be formed at room temperature and at ambient atmospheric pressure.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / May 5, 2015

Metal-to-insulator transition, pseudoparticles zoom through zinc oxide, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 5, 2015.

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