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Superior carbide surface may provide sufficient ultra-high temperature ceramic for hypersonic aircraft

By Faye Oney / July 18, 2017

Researchers have created a carbide material that outperforms conventional UHTCs. Their discovery could lead to new coatings on hypersonic aircraft that can withstand extreme temperatures at Mach 5 speeds.

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The heat is on: Conductive graphene composite may help simplify aircraft ice removal

By Stephanie Liverani / January 26, 2016

Chemists from Rice University in Houston, Texas, are turning up the heat on graphene. They’ve developed a graphene composite material to help heat surfaces and simplify ice removal.

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Video: Graphene membrane filters could revolutionize industries like nuclear, pharmaceuticals

By Stephanie Liverani / January 6, 2016

It may be a new year, but the buzz surrounding graphene and its potential across many applications continues to percolate. Check out the latest research from The University of Manchester in England, including a video that breaks down the magic of this versatile material.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / August 8, 2014

Ceramics and glass business news of the week for August 8, 2014.

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A graphene sequel (Spoiler: molecular sieves, atomic layer films, the origins of life, antithrombotic films, and artificial graphene inside)

By April Gocha / February 20, 2014

Graphene is more than an awesome electron conductor–new reports detail its potential use in fine molecular sieves, boron nitride atomic layer films, explanations of the origins of life, antithrombotic biomedical films, and the inspiration of artificial graphene from semiconductor crystals.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / October 7, 2013

Other materials stories that may be of interest.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / July 30, 2013

Desktop printing at the nano level Currently, most nanofabrication is done in multibillion-dollar centralized foundries. Now a desktop nanofabrication tool slightly larger than a printer is said to allow fabrication of high-quality materials and devices, such as processing semiconductors over large areas. Developed by researchers at Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.), the apparatus consists of easily…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / May 14, 2013

How graphene and friends could harness the Sun’s energy University of Manchester and National University of Singapore researchers have shown how building multi-layered heterostructures in a three-dimensional stack can produce an exciting physical phenomenon exploring new electronic devices. The breakthrough, published in Science, could lead to electric energy that runs entire buildings generated by sunlight absorbed…

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Bistable graphene transistor with BN barrier developed

By Eileen De Guire / May 10, 2013

Schematic of tunnelling transistor based on vertical graphene heterostructures. Tunnelling current between two graphene layers can be controlled by gating. Credit: University of Manchester. The following story comes to us from MaterialsViews.com: A new transistor capable of revolutionizing technologies for medical imaging and security screening has been developed by graphene researchers from the Universities of…

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Europe expanding strategic focus on graphene in big way

By / January 25, 2013

Two new developments and announcements related to graphene research indicate that the European region is more than ever committed to major R&D work with the extraordinary material. The first development came in a formal announcement from the UK’s University of Cambridge, which announced that on Feb. 1, 2013, the school would begin work on a…

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