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New tech uses metal layered on glass to boost light transmission and conductivity

By Stephanie Liverani / February 19, 2016

Researchers at the University of British Columbia (Canada) have developed a new glass tech concept that layers metal on glass to selectively filter light and heat waves to enhance conductivity.

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A recipe to manufacture success in manufacturing

By April Gocha / March 28, 2014

Manufacturing is looking up in America, according to recent survey results–and it seems like innovation is paving the way forward.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / June 18, 2013

A diagram of proposed new solar panel design. The top layer of each photovoltaic cell is a conventional photo electrode. While most electrons flow out of the device to support a power load, some are directed to a polyvinylidene fluoride polymer (PVDF) coating on zinc oxide nanowires at the bottom, which serves as energy storage.…

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Metamaterial flat lens works at UV wavelengths

By Jim Destefani / May 28, 2013

Schematic of UV metamaterial flat lens showing alternating nanolayers of silver (green) and titanium dioxide (blue). Illuminated with UV light, a sample object placed on the slab is projected as a 3D image in free space on the other side of the slab. Credit: Lezec/NIST In what is being called a first at any frequency…

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