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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / May 20, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for May 20, 2014.

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Ceramic rhapsody: Ceramics are often unrecognized in the world around us, including in pavement markings

By April Gocha / April 25, 2014

Ceramics and glass are integral but unrecognized in a large proportion of our daily lives, including in pavement markings.

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Video: Will ‘stained glass’ solar cells light the future?

By April Gocha / March 7, 2014

University of Michigan scientists have given solar cells a makeover–their semi-transparent cells can be printed with designs and colors, opening up new surfaces for solar cells.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / May 21, 2013

Interdisciplinary team demonstrates superconducting qualities of topological insulators Topological insulators (TIs) are an exciting new type of material that on their surface carry electric current, but within their bulk, act as insulators. Since the discovery of TIs about a decade ago, their unique characteristics (which point to potential applications in quantum computing) have been explored…

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Rice group: Silica + titania = cheap, green, improved water purification

By / January 17, 2011

Tanzania water source. Credit: Bob Metcalf I don’t have enough historical perspective to know if this is truly a eureka moment or not, but a group from Rice University reports that adding a small amount of silica (or another inexpensive silicon source) can amp up the anti-viral, anti-bacterial power of titanium dioxide for producing disinfected…

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