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Other materials stories that may be of interest: Solar edition

By April Gocha / July 28, 2015

New material for solar cells, non-stick pans improve solar efficiency, and other solar materials stories that may be of interest for July 28, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 19, 2014

Growing forests of carbon nanotubes, high-temperature superconductors explained, new crystalline order for thermoelectric applications, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 19, 2014.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / July 23, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for July 23, 2014.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / October 14, 2013

Other materials stories that may be of interest.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / August 20, 2013

‘Poisoning’ increases magnesium corrosion resistance Scientists have found a way to dramatically increase the corrosion resistance of magnesium: adding arsenic. The lightest structural metal, magnesium has many potential industrial applications but is limited by poor corrosion resistance. A group of researchers from Australia’s Monash University and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, and the University…

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Berkeley area group: Evidence mounts that ‘pseudogap’ is distinct phase in superconducting materials

By / March 25, 2011

New evidence from studies of Bi2201 (crystal structure inset) along the temperature range shown in green strongly supports the idea that the pseudogap is in fact a distinct phase of matter that persists into the superconducting phase. If so, the T* phase transition must terminate in a quantum critical point (Xc) at zero temperature. Credit:…

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SLAC lab gains $21.8M in new funding

By / August 10, 2009

Last week, I had a post on the DOE’s awarding of $327 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act monies going to various federal labs. Now, thanks to a press release posted Friday by the DOE, we now know a little more about the funding that’s going to the agency’s SLAC National Accelerator Lab and…

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DOE allocates another $327M to labs, schools

By / August 5, 2009

In its final round of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-based awards, the DOE says it is going to provide money for science research projects at 10 federal labs and schools. For the record, this latest announcement brings the total amount of ARRA funding coming out of the DOE to $1.6 billion, all that Congress set…

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Bismuth-telluride discovery brings spintronics devices closer

By / July 7, 2009

Researchers at the DOE’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University think they have a nifty new material that could unleash a new generation of spintronics applications, providing quicker and more efficient computer chips. According to the SLAC and SU researchers, the material – a bismuth–telluride compound, Bi2Te3 – works as a topological insulator. The…

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Video of the week – SLAC’s X-ray laser achieves “first light”

By / June 17, 2009

[flash http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/lcls_laser_xray.flv mode=1 f={image=http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/lcls_laser_xrayi.jpg}] Materials research got a great new tool in late April when the Linac Coherent Light Source high-energy laser came to life at the SLAC National Accelerator Lab in Menlo Park, Calif. The LCLS provides the world’s brightest, shortest pulses of “hard” X-rays that will be used for studying and understanding the…

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