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Video: Scanning tunneling microscope gets upgrade that could enable atomic-scale fabrication

By April Gocha / March 7, 2018

In an effort to improve the scanning tunneling microscope, researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas have pinpointed the problem that allows the microscope’s probe tip to crash into the sample it’s scanning and have devised a way to prevent it from happening.

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Move over silicon: Magnetoelectric multiferroics and tiny transistors could enable faster computers that consume less power

By April Gocha / October 18, 2016

The continuing trend for electronics is to pack more power into a smaller device that requires less energy input. Two significant materials research advances—one published in Nature and one published in Science—are moving precisely in that direction.

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Eileen’s five fave CTT posts in 2012 (and her liberal interpretation of the number five)

By Eileen De Guire / December 31, 2012

Background image: Molten glass. Credit: Michael Germann; Dreamstime.com. Peter and I thought it would be fun to share our five favorite posts from 2012. Finding that choosing only five was nigh impossible, I decided to sort my picks into three categories, which instantly grew my budget to 15 stories! External forces Advances in science and…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / November 26, 2012

Lot’s of good stories here: India-Japan join hands to challenge China’s rare earth monopoly The Indian Prime Minister was forced to cancel his planned visit to Japan this month after the Japanese government dissolved the lower house of parliament and announced early elections. An important trade pact in respect of rare earth materials was proposed…

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Mullite-like mixed oxides may replace platinum for catalyzing diesel pollution

By Eileen De Guire / August 23, 2012

A schematic view of the stepped structure of Mn-mullite for catalytic conversion of NOx diesel emissions. The red, purple and pale green represent oxygen, manganese and samarium, respectively. Credit: Cho; UTD. If you want a job done right, ask an oxide. At least, that is the approach that start-up Nanostellar (Redwood City, Calif.) is taking…

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Nanotube thermocells to harvest wasted thermal energy

By / March 17, 2010

According to a press release from University of Texas at Dallas, carbon nanotube electrodes could be used for generating thermoelectrical energy from heat discarded by chemical plants, automobiles and solar cell farms. The study (PDF) was published in the American Chemical Society’s journal Nano Letters. Harvesting wasted energy could potentially created clean energy and lower…

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