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Video: Reducing energy and manufacturing costs of ceramic materials with cold sintering

By April Gocha / June 14, 2017

By reducing typical sintering temperatures from >1000ºC to <300ºC, cold sintering offers the potential to both increase energy efficiency and drastically reduce manufacturing costs—a win–win for manufacturers and consumers alike.

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Centering on excellence—Morgan Advanced Materials and Penn State team up to establish new carbon science center

By April Gocha / July 19, 2016

Continuing the trend towards novel industry–academia partnerships, Morgan Advanced Materials and Pennsylvania State University recently announced they’re pairing up to form a new R&D center focused solely on advancing carbon materials.

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New high-pressure method could make large, flexible solar panels a cost-effective reality

By Stephanie Liverani / May 20, 2016

Scientists at Pennsylvania State University are working on a new high-pressure technique that could open the door to more cost-effective production of large, flexible solar panels.

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Down, but not out: Novel electronic material self-heals, restores functionality post-trauma

By Stephanie Liverani / May 17, 2016

A team of researchers at Pennsylvania State University has created a new electronic material that can heal all its functions automatically, even after breaking multiple times.

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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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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / August 28, 2015

CoorsTek expands medical-grade ceramics, PPG donates to Penn State Materials Research, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for August 28, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / May 19, 2015

Separating rare earths with UV light, NASA testing materials in space, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 19, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 10, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for September 10, 2014.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / May 6, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest on May 6, 2014.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / April 22, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for April 22, 2014.

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