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Study uncovers dislocation pathways to advanced alloys

Materials Dating back to an idea proposed in 2004, the past several years have witnessed the emergence of a new paradigm in alloy design, in which three or more elements are mixed in roughly equal proportions. Named multiprincipal element alloys (MPEAs) – but often known as a subset of these alloys called high-entropy alloys – …

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Types of steel and their uses in the piping industry

As manufacturing processes have evolved and become more complex, steel buyers’ options have expanded to suit many unique needs across a variety of industries. But not all types of steel are equal. Piping industry professionals can become better buyers by examining the types of steel available today and understanding why some steels make great pipe …

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How Do Solar Panels Work?

We all know that solar photovoltaic (PV) panels transform sunlight into useable electricity, but few people know the actual science behind the process. This week on the blog we are going to get into the nitty-gritty science behind solar. It can seem complicated, but it all boils down to the photovoltaic effect; the ability of …

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Boundaries no barrier for thermoelectrical materials

Using a novel optical detection system, researchers at Rice University have found that the electricity generated by temperature differences in nanoscale gold wires doesn’t appear to be affected measurably by grain boundaries placed in its way. Grain boundaries are the planes in materials where misaligned crystals meet, forcing atoms along the edge to adjust as …

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The Top 7 CNC Machining Techniques

There are many new and innovative manufacturing processes coming into use these days, including different kinds of 3D printing. But CNC (computer numeric controlled) machining is still by far the most common way to mass produce parts in metal and in many types of plastic. We thought it would be helpful to explain more about the top 7 …

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A touch of gold confers novel properties on semiconducting crystals

In a display of modern-day alchemy, researchers at the University of Warwick in the UK have shown that a touch of gold – or another noble metal – can change the structure of a crystal and thus alter its intrinsic properties. As the researchers report in a paper in Nature, they have found a way to …

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Low voltage turns liquid metal droplets into streams

Researchers at North Carolina (NC) State University have developed a technique that allows them to produce streams of liquid metal at room temperature. By applying a low voltage to the liquid metal, the researchers were able to tune its surface tension across at least three orders of magnitude. “Liquids want to form droplets, because that …

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The wireless device makes clean fuel from sunlight, carbon dioxide and water

Researchers have developed a standalone device that converts sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into carbon-neutral energy without requiring any additional components or electricity. The device, developed by a team from the University of Cambridge, is a significant step toward achieving artificial photosynthesis—a process mimicking plants’ ability to convert sunlight into energy. It is based on an advancedphotoshootet’ …

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Recycling on the microscale has macro advantages

Growing populations and technological advances are driving consumption,using up raw materials,and creating a crisis in waste management.What can we do with the ever-growing volume of obsolete electronics or ‘e-waste’,for example,which will reach 50 million tons by 2021? A large proportion is currently transported to developing countries to be processed,while the rest is stockpiled or sent …

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Investors Still Betting on Next Big Energy Storage Technology: Solid-State Batteries

The U.S.may have fallen behind Asia and Europe in battery manufacturing,but a number of well-funded companies are looking to get the country back in the game with a technology that could supersede today’s lithium-ion chemistries. Companies including Ionic Materials,QuantumScape,Sion power and Solid Power are developing all-solid-state batteries (ASSBs) that are expected to be safer and more energy-dense than the lithium-ion products …