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Paraffin offers superior solution to road salt for melting snow, ice

By Faye Oney / September 26, 2017

Salt has long been used on roads and sidewalks to melt snow and ice, but it can destroy vehicles and the environment over time. Researchers have developed a method for melting snow and ice using paraffin, which is less expensive and environmentally-friendly.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 28, 2015

Tungsten disulfide assists 2-D lasers, gallium nitride for energy-saving devices, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 28, 2015.

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Phase-change materials and correlated oxides gain ground on silicon for top spot in future electronics

By April Gocha / September 30, 2014

Silicon has long reigned supreme in electronics. But the wonder material is quickly approaching its limit in devices that long to be smaller, run faster, and do more—so new emerging materials are quickly entering the race to replace silicon.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / July 2, 2013

Sound waves precisely position nanowires Researchers at Penn State University are using sound waves to position nanowires in repeatable patterns for potential use in a variety of sensors, optoelectronics and nanoscale circuits. The researchers looked at the placement of metallic nanowires in solution on a piezoelectric substrate, applying an alternating current to the substrate to…

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