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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / April 8, 2020

Stronger concrete with “sewage-enhanced” steel slag, hollow-core optical fiber closes in on solid-core, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 8, 2020.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / January 29, 2020

A megalibrary of nanoparticles, model for storing nuclear waste incomplete, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 29, 2020.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / November 6, 2019

Convert infrared light to energy, coal ash aggregate helps concrete cure, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 6, 2019.

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Koala home offers eco-friendly way to make graphene

By Lisa McDonald / July 9, 2019

Researchers from RMIT University in Australia and the National Institute of Technology Warangal in India found Eucalyptus globulus bark extract can act as a green reducing agent in the chemical synthesis of graphene.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / July 3, 2019

How cracks form in solid-state batteries, alcoholic beverage bottles contain toxic substances, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 3, 2019.

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Fabricate MOFs with the power of sound

By Lisa McDonald / June 21, 2019

An Australian research team developed a one-step synthesis and activation technique for metal-organic framework powders that both ensures a high degree of orientation and removes the need for further post-processing steps.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / May 29, 2019

Tougher titanium, octopus-inspired wearable sensor, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 29, 2019.

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Do the environment a (bio)solid—use bio-bricks!

By Lisa McDonald / February 1, 2019

RMIT University researchers found biosolids-enhanced bricks showed lower thermal conductivity and reduced brick firing energy demands compared to traditional bricks.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / January 30, 2019

Chemical vapor deposition advancements, negative capacitance in ferroelectric materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 30, 2019.

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Cigarette butts mixed with asphalt create new pavement material

By Faye Oney / August 25, 2017

A research team may have solved the cigarette butt litter problem. By mixing discarded cigarette butts with asphalt concrete, they produced a material that can handle heavy traffic and reduce the urban heat island effect.

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