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Video: Stretchy solar cells a step closer

By Lisa McDonald / November 14, 2018

Rice University researchers developed flexible, organic solar cells that could be useful where constant, low-power generation is sufficient.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / November 14, 2018

Health effects of silver nanoparticles, renewable fuel using graphene, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 14, 2018.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / October 31, 2018

Carbon nanotubes could give the world better batteries, 3-D printed supercapacitor electrode breaks records, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 31, 2018.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / October 3, 2018

Spray-on antennas from MXenes, fabricating low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 3, 2018.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / September 5, 2018

Creating non-toxic pure colors by fabricating semiconductor nanoparticles of silver indium disulfide, lithium-oxygen batteries for a green energy grid, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 5, 2018.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / June 27, 2018

Scientists create continuously emitting microlasers with nanoparticle-coated beads, Rutgers physicists create new class of 2-D artificial materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 27, 2018.

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Fly ash binder could eventually replace Portland cement in concrete

By Faye Oney / June 19, 2018

Scientists have developed an environmentally-friendly material that could eventually replace conventional Portland cement in concrete. The new composite, consisting mostly of fly ash, was found to be as structurally strong as Portland cement.

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Secret to dendrite-free lithium-ion batteries lies in a sugar cube

By Faye Oney / March 13, 2018

Researchers have found a way to reduce dendrite growth in lithium-ion batteries. Creating a 3-D porous substrate out of sugar cubes and silicone, they found that it relieved stress and inhibited dendrite growth.

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Tobermorite combines with white graphene to make heat- and radiation-resistant ceramic

By Faye Oney / January 26, 2018

Researchers have created a high-performance ceramic composite that is strong, durable, and resistant to heat and radiation. The findings could be useful in industries that require highly functional and durable ceramic materials—such as nuclear power plants, aerospace, and oil and gas industries.

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Nanoindentation experiments reveal porous particle size matters for assembled material toughness

By April Gocha / January 9, 2018

After collecting extensive data, researchers at Rice University (Houston, Texas) can definitively say that, when it comes to porous nanoparticles, size matters—and, in the process, they’ve made some surprising discoveries about how size affects the materials’ intrinsic properties.

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