News tagged with metallic materials

A new way to convert light to electrical energy

The conversion of optical power to an electrical potential is of general interest for energy applications, and is typically accomplished by optical excitation of semiconductor materials. A research team has developed a new ...

12 hours ago
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Metal made like plastic may have big impact

Open a door and watch what happens—the hinge allows it to open and close, but doesn't permanently bend. This simple concept of mechanical motion is vital for making all kinds of movable structures, including ...

Oct 09, 2014
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Printing the metals of the future

3-D printers can create all kinds of things, from eyeglasses to implantable medical devices, straight from a computer model and without the need for molds. But for making spacecraft, engineers sometimes need ...

Jul 29, 2014
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