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New kid on the block: This 2-D material could upstage graphene in the digital tech game

By Stephanie Liverani / March 1, 2016

There’s a new one atom-thick flat material on the scene that could boot graphene from its seat as the wonder material to advance electronic tech as we know it.

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NERSC also partnering in ‘Materials Project’ effort

By / November 4, 2011

Kristin Persson is one of the experts behind the Materials Project, the new computational tool aimed at taking the guesswork out of new materials discoveries. Credit: Roy Kaltschmidt, LBL. Right after I wrote my first post on the availability of the new Materials Project computation-database-search toolkit, I belatedly learned that the National Energy Research Scientific…

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With ‘Materials Project,’ DOE and MIT launch new materials properties search engine

By / November 3, 2011

The details on this are a little skimpy at this point, however the DOE caught my attention this afternoon when it announced that a “first-of-its-kind” online search tool for materials researchers is now available, especially because the agency is going as far as saying it will operate “like a ‘Google’ of materials properties.” DOE is…

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Bluegrass battery consortium

By / May 8, 2009

The state of Kentucky, the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville and the Argonne National Lab have announced that they have entered into a partnership to forge a national battery manufacturing R&D center on advanced batteries. The center’s would work with  with labs, manufacturers, suppliers and consumers to bring down advanced-battery production costs and…

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