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Giant electric field-induced strains in lead-free ceramics

By April Gocha / December 3, 2015

An Iowa State University research team led by Xiaoli Tan recently discovered that Sr and Nb co-doped polycrystalline ceramics can generate the highest reported electrostrain value to date in any lead-free polycrystalline ceramic and represents a 50% improvement over previous results.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 17, 2015

Piezoelectric washers, zinc oxide nanopyramids, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 17, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / July 7, 2015

Sodium titanate nanowires for nuclear decontamination, pick-and-mix materials for robotics, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 7, 2015.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / March 20, 2015

Corning Museum of Glass opens new wing, AGC plant to shut its doors, Siemens sets up manufacturing lab, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for March 20, 2015.

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EMA 2015 finishes with failure, in the best way possible

By April Gocha / January 27, 2015

It’s a wrap: ACerS Electronic Materials and Applications 2015 closed the book on its sixth successful meeting in Orlando last week. Click through for April’s final report (again, with photos!) from Florida.

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Keep calm and shine on: Material science behind chocolate’s surface sheen

By April Gocha / December 30, 2014

When you think about it, there aren’t too many foods that we want to change states of matter while we’re eating them. But chocolate is one delightful exception—we deeply appreciate chocolate’s transformation from solid to gooey liquid.

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The piezoelectric diet: Molybdenum disulfide thins down to charge up

By April Gocha / October 24, 2014

Researchers from Columbia University and Georgia Institute of Technology might still be fist-pumping at how right they were about some interesting properties of thin molybdenum disulfide that aren’t present in the bulk material.

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Piezoelectric power on your flight and your chin

By April Gocha / September 30, 2014

Piezoelectric materials are finding their way into some interesting energy-independent devices, including a chinstrap that collects energy from chewing and aircraft wings that morph for airplane agility.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 25, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for June 25, 2014.

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PZT flexible thin films for biologically-powered medical devices

By April Gocha / February 7, 2014

Research collaboration develops lead zirconate titanate (PZT) flexible thin films for biologically-powered medical devices.

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