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Building a better world—June/July ACerS Bulletin is now available online

By April Gocha / May 18, 2017

The June/July 2017 issue of the ACerS Bulletin is now available online. This special double issue is all about building a better world, from highlighting the activities of the next generation to the future of smartphones and antimicrobial surfaces.

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Battery buzz: Three trends toward safer, cleaner lithium-ion power sources for consumer electronics

By Stephanie Liverani / November 1, 2016

Lithium-ion batteries are necessary for next-generation consumer electronics to compete with market demands for longer battery life and unsurpassed power. And researchers are focusing on making these power sources safer and better for the environment.

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Sick of the brick? Piezoelectric transformers poised to shrink power converters

By April Gocha / February 29, 2016

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University and Solid State Ceramics Inc. have modified hard-piezoceramic materials to realize the potential of piezoelectric transformers—which hold promise to reduce size and boost the efficiency of consumer electronic devices.

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O Christmas tree: Tinsel’s evolution and tree authenticity pros and cons

By April Gocha / December 19, 2014

Whether you decorate your Christmas tree with tinsel or not, there’s perhaps a more debated question looming—real or artificial? April breaks it down in classic fashion—a pros and cons list.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / March 4, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest

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Nanorattles of silica-encased silver nanoparticles may improve biomedical implants

By April Gocha / February 17, 2014

Swiss scientists generate nanorattles of silver nanoparticles encased in silica shells as potential antimicrobial coatings on biomedical implants.

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