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By Faye Oney / September 12, 2018

Cannibalistic structures feed on themselves, Cornell startup converts CO2 into fuel, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 12, 2018.

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More MXenes coming? New synthesis method widens range of MAX phases for MXene fabrication

By April Gocha / April 27, 2018

Scientists at Drexel University have devised a new method to produce MXenes from MAX phases containing an “A” element other than aluminum—a development that could open novel opportunities in MXene synthesis.

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Video: Extraterrestrial glass found in Africa questions theories of solar system’s creation

By Faye Oney / January 31, 2018

Scientists have discovered that glass stones found in Africa in 1996 consist of a mineral matrix and chemical element properties unlike anything in our solar system—leading them to question how our solar system originally formed.

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Silicon carbide manufacturing process to lower barriers for SiC power electronics

By April Gocha / October 6, 2017

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a silicon carbide manufacturing process that may finally give this material the boost it needs to compete against silicon in the power electronics market.

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Thin-film perovskites offer potential for flexible aerosol-jet printed solar cells

By Faye Oney / July 28, 2017

Researchers have created a perovskite solar cell that is printed on an aerosol-jet spray printer. Their method yielded a flexible cell that could lead to further improved efficiency and lower manufacturing costs for solar technologies.

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Controlled spalling fabricates thin films of gallium nitride and could drastically change semiconductor industry

By April Gocha / July 18, 2017

IBM scientists report that they have developed a simple technique to peel extremely thin layers of gallium nitride from a bulk wafer of the material—a breakthrough in manufacturing techniques for this expensive material.

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Stronger, more conductive alloy could replace silicon in MEMS

By Faye Oney / July 11, 2017

Johns Hopkins University researchers have created a new alloy that is stronger and more conductive than silicon. Their findings could mean a change in the components of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) for future applications.

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Solar glasses powered by organic solar cells pave the way for powering electronics, wearables

By Faye Oney / July 7, 2017

Scientists are making inroads with the use of organic materials in solar cells. A research team has recently developed a pair of solar–powered glasses that could eventually power hearing aids or other mobile devices.

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Video: Turning synthetic into biological—Scientists harness bacteria to bond silicon and carbon

By April Gocha / December 7, 2016

Researchers at California Institute of Technology report that, using directed evolution, they have convinced bacteria to biologically produce carbon–silicon bonds much more efficiently than synthetically catalyzed chemical reactions.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 9, 2016

Graphene cracks glass corrosion, spacecraft nuclear batteries get a boost from new materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 9, 2016.

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