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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / January 18, 2017

Scientists create first 2-D electride, researchers use nature’s weaving formula to engineer advanced functional materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 18, 2017.

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Sand-sized sensors use piezoelectric crystals to monitor electrical activity of nerves, muscles, and more

By April Gocha / August 23, 2016

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have developed a new type of next-gen implantable biomedical sensor that uses a piezoelectric crystal and ultrasound to wirelessly communicate within the body.

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Video: Piezoelectric power—GE and ORNL pioneering appliance efficiency with ultrasonic clothes dryer

By April Gocha / August 17, 2016

GE Appliances (Louisville, Ky.) and Oak Ridge National Lab (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) together are developing the next generation of laundry appliance that can dry in half the time and use 70% less energy than your current clothes dryer.

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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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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 science stories that may be of interest

By / July 16, 2012

Check ’em out: GE tests flight theory; ceramics are fragile, new to production and the future of an $18B unit (Wall Street Journal) Employees at the General Electric Co. plant here are working on a tricky problem: how to mass produce parts from materials so new to jet engines, and so fragile to work with,…

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Group shows hysteretic behavior of ferroelectric materials changes at nanoscale

By / May 20, 2010

A collaborative group of researchers from Oak Ridge National Lab, Penn State, the Univ. of Sheffield (U.K.) and EPFL (Switzerland) have made a discovery that overturns some 100-year-old assumptions about the behavior of polycrystalline and other ferroelectric materials. In brief, the nonlinear materials responses and associated enhanced electromechanical properties that occur at the microlevel stop…

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2008 Friedberg Lecture: Hunting the Perovskite Range – Harlan Anderson

By / March 14, 2009

Anderson discusses the properties and characteristics of this unique class of ceramics which allow them to be utilized both as electrical insulators as well as electrical conductors.

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