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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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Say sayonara to exploding batteries—LLZO ceramic thin films offer hope for safer, thinner all-solid state lithium-ions

By April Gocha / October 14, 2016

Researchers at the University of Michigan have devised a technique using mass-producible methods to fabricate thin films of LLZO ceramic, which could help improve the safety of lithium-ion batteries.

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Video: Researchers push limits of perovskite solar cell performance with new production technique

By Stephanie Liverani / June 15, 2016

Researchers from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, say they’re pushing the limits of solar cell performance and were able to achieve the highest performance ever measured for larger-size perovskite solar cells.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / March 30, 2016

Nanocrystal self-assembly, LED lights grow crops in space, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 30, 2016.

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Redesigned micro solid oxide fuel cell may provide more power, less charging, to small consumer electronics

By April Gocha / March 22, 2016

Researchers at Pohang University of Science & Technology have developed a micro-sized solid oxide fuel cell that incorporates a much more robust support—porous stainless steel, which significantly improves the cell’s thermal and mechanical stability.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 3, 2015

Boise State gets new Materials Research Center, impossible phase transitions, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 2, 2015.

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Inspired by tardigrades: Vapor deposition creates molecular order in glass

By April Gocha / September 13, 2015

A team of researchers from the University of Chicago, in collaboration with researchers in Wisconsin and France, has made a surprising discovery about glass—amorphous isn’t the only way to go.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / August 26, 2015

Electrolytes go solid-state, quantum dots light the future, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 26, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / March 18, 2015

New raw materials info repository, putting the squeeze on material interfaces, chameleon-like silicon thin film twists to change colors, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 18, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / February 4, 2015

Comic book thesis, bacteria-powered fuel cells, advanced materials for protective gear, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 4, 2015.

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