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Sick of the brick? Piezoelectric transformers poised to shrink power converters

By April Gocha / February 29, 2016

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University and Solid State Ceramics Inc. have modified hard-piezoceramic materials to realize the potential of piezoelectric transformers—which hold promise to reduce size and boost the efficiency of consumer electronic devices.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 22, 2014

Superfast LEDs, ultrafast charging batteries, lead-free glass inks, dissolvable silicon, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 22, 2014.

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Fuel cell catalysts go subnano

By / August 1, 2009

Nature Chemistry reported that Japanese researchers have created subnano scale platinum clusters with high catalytic activity for use in fuel cell applications. The tiny catalyst particles – the smallest of which contain just 12 atoms in total – could help to conserve the planet’s limited supply of platinum. The team found that as they decreased…

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