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JPK announces the opening of US offices in Southern California

04-12-2014

JPK Instruments announced the opening of their US offices in Southern California on 1st January, 2015. Heading up this new organization is Dr Stefan Kaemmer who has been appointed General Manager of US Operations. JPK have selected SPM expert, Dr Stefan Kaemmer as their first General Manager of ...

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UO-industry collaboration points to improved nanomaterials

University of Oregon microscope puts spotlight on the surface structure of quantum dots for designing new solar devices

02-12-2014

A potential path to identify imperfections and improve the quality of nanomaterials for use in next-generation solar cells has emerged from a collaboration of University of Oregon and industry researchers. To increase light-harvesting efficiency of solar cells beyond silicon's limit of about 29 ...

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Americas Styrenics Announces Polystyrene Price Decrease Effective December 1, 2014

02-12-2014

Americas Styrenics LLC (AmSty) announced a decrease in the transaction price of all grades of polystyrene produced by the Company of $0.04/lb., effective December 1, 2014. This price supersedes all other previously announced price changes.

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Shaping the future of energy storage with conductive clay

02-12-2014

In the race to find materials of ever increasing thinness, surface area and conductivity to make better performing battery electrodes, a lump of clay might have just taken the lead. Materials scientists from Drexel University's College of Engineering invented the clay, which is both highly ...

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Single-atom gold catalysts may offer path to low-cost production of fuel and chemicals

01-12-2014

New catalysts designed and investigated by Tufts University School of Engineering researchers and collaborators from other university and national laboratories have the potential to greatly reduce processing costs in future fuels, such as hydrogen. The catalysts are composed of a unique structure ...

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Process converts human waste into rocket fuel

28-11-2014

Buck Rogers surely couldn't have seen this one coming, but at NASA's request, University of Florida researchers have figured out how to turn human waste into rocket fuel. Adolescent jokes aside, the process finally makes useful something that until now has been collected to burn up on re-entry. ...

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Scientists do glass a solid

New theory on how it transitions from a liquid

27-11-2014

How does glass transition from a liquid to its familiar solid state? How does this common material transport heat and sound? And what microscopic changes occur when a glass gains rigidity as it cools? A team of researchers at NYU's Center for Soft Matter Research offers a theoretical explanation ...

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Chevron Phillips Chemical CEO Says Sustainability is Being Redefined

26-11-2014

Digital technologies such as social media, mobile devices and the Internet are growing exponentially, connecting people from around the globe. This global connectivity is becoming a driving force behind greater transparency of corporate conduct, and is redefining what sustainability means for the ...

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Discovery sheds light on nuclear reactor fuel behavior during a severe event

New discovery about melted UO2 structure will enhance understanding of reactor safety during meltdown scenario

24-11-2014

A new discovery about the atomic structure of uranium dioxide will help scientists select the best computational model to simulate severe nuclear reactor accidents. Using the Advanced Photon Source (APS), a Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, researchers from DOE's Argonne ...

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NRL scientists discover novel metamaterial properties within hexagonal boron nitride

24-11-2014

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Manchester, U.K.; Imperial College, London; University of California San Diego; and the National Institute of Material Science (NIMS), Japan, have demonstrated that confined surface phonon ...

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