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By April Gocha / May 3, 2018

Construction robots weld, bolt, lift to beat worker shortage, cheap 3D printer can produce self-folding materials, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre produces bulletproof jackets, and more business and materials news.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / July 12, 2017

Insights into thermal behavior of metal nitride nanowires could advance optical electronics, first battery-free cellphone makes calls by harvesting ambient power, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 12, 2017.

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New alkali halide scintillator single crystals for better homeland security, medical diagnosis

By Eileen De Guire / October 4, 2012

Scintillator single crystals glowing under exposure to UV light. The compositions are (left-to-right) Lu2SiO5:Ce, Gd3(Ga,Al)5O12:Ce and Lu2SiO5:Ce,Eu (Eu is a codopant ion). The diameter is about 30 mm, and the two taller crystals are about three inches tall. The blue colored crystal (LSO:Ce) is used in Siemens’ Positron Emission Tomographs. Credit: Zhuravleva, U. Tenn., Knoxville.…

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