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Energy-saving window films incorporate thermochromic nanoparticles to reflect, absorb heat

By Faye Oney / September 7, 2017

A partnership between a research laboratory and a manufacturer has resulted in a new thermochromic window material that would save energy and automatically change its tint based on temperature.

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High heat and pressure help researchers fabricate first samples of transparent silicon nitride

By April Gocha / March 23, 2017

By processing samples of silicon nitride under high pressure and heat, researchers at the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron have converted an originally opaque hexagonal crystal structure into optically transparent cubic silicon nitride.

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