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New NIST research could bring down the cost of making nickels

Nickels are ubiquitous in American life, tumbling around in pockets, rolling under car seats, and emerging from the back of dryers to be used over and over for countless purchases. But these ...

Thu 21 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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An unlikely marriage among oxides

The term alloy usually refers to a mixture of several metals. However, other materials can also be alloyed. In the semiconductor industry, for instance, oxide and nitride alloys have long been ...

Wed 20 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Groundbreaking discoveries could create superior alloys with many applications

Many current and future technologies require alloys that can withstand high temperatures without corroding. Now, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have hailed a major ...

Tue 19 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Observation of anisotropic magneto-Peltier effect

NIMS and Tohoku University have jointly observed an anisotropic magneto-Peltier effecta thermoelectric conversion phenomenon in which simple redirection of a charge current in a magnetic material ...

Tue 19 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Organic crystals twist, bend, and heal

Crystals are brittle and inelastic? A novel class of smart, bendable crystalline organic materials has challenged this view. Now, scientists have engineered a molecular soft cocrystalline structure ...

Mon 18 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Scientists use neutrons to take a deeper look at record boost in thermoelectric efficiency

Neutron facilities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are aiding scientists in research to boost the power and efficiency of thermoelectric materials. These performance increases could enable ...

Mon 18 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Scientists predict a new superhard material with unique properties

An international team of scientists has reported a new superhard material that could be used in drilling, machine building and other fields. The new tungsten boride they discovered outperforms ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Morphing 3D-printed objects move by magnetism

Some day, it may be possible for tiny squishy biomedical robots to make their way through people's bodies, without being tethered to an external power supply or control unit. We've recently ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Gizmag

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Realization of high-performance magnetic sensors due to magnetic vortex structures

Magnetic sensors play a key role in a variety of applications, such as speed and position sensing in the automotive industry or in biomedical applications. Within the framework of the Christian ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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New explosive could render toxic TNT obsolete

It looks as if the days of the venerable explosive trinitrotoluene (TNT) are numbered as researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the US Army Research Laboratory ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Gizmag

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