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Tiny Crystals Leap Violently When Exposed to UV Light

Tiny Crystals Leap Violently When Exposed to UV Light

Landmark study opens doors to further studies into chemical modification of materials for alternative energy conversion [More]
New Findings Could Help Explain Magnetic and Electronic Behavior of Crystals

New Findings Could Help Explain Magnetic and Electronic Behavior of Crystals

Analysis of a manganese-based crystal by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has produced the first clear picture of its molecular structure. The findings could help explain the magnetic and electronic behavior of the whole family of crystals, many of which have potential for use in batteries. [More]
Zecotek Photonics Enhances LFS Scintillation Crystal Array Manufacturing Process

Zecotek Photonics Enhances LFS Scintillation Crystal Array Manufacturing Process

Zecotek Photonics Inc., a developer of leading-edge photonics technologies for medical, industrial and scientific markets, today announced it has enhanced the LFS scintillation crystal array manufacturing and assembling process resulting in a more flexible production output at a significantly improved price point. [More]

University of the Witwatersrand Use Nikon Metrology Micro-CT Scanner on Latest Research Project

The University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg is using a Nikon Metrology micro-CT scanner in its Palaeosciences Centre. [More]
Lake Shore to Showcase Its Range of Cryogenic Probe Stations at MRS Spring

Lake Shore to Showcase Its Range of Cryogenic Probe Stations at MRS Spring

Lake Shore Cryotronics, a leading innovator in solutions for measurement over a wide range of temperature and magnetic field conditions, announced today that it will showcase cryogenic probe stations and discuss its new fully integrated system for terahertz (THz) materials characterization at the upcoming MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit in San Francisco, Calif. [More]
NSF Honors Johns Hopkins Material Scientist with CAREER Award

NSF Honors Johns Hopkins Material Scientist with CAREER Award

Tim Mueller, a Johns Hopkins University assistant professor of materials science and engineering, has been selected by the National Science Foundation to receive its prestigious CAREER Award, which recognizes the highest level of excellence and promise in early-stage scholars. His faculty appointment is within the university’s Whiting School of Engineering. [More]
AkzoNobel Honors University of York Liquid Crystal Chemist with UK Science Award

AkzoNobel Honors University of York Liquid Crystal Chemist with UK Science Award

A British scientist whose work helped form the basis for flat-screen TVs, computers and mobile phone displays has won AkzoNobel's UK Science Award for 2014. [More]
LED Korea 2014: Rubicon to Showcase Large-Diameter Patterned Sapphire Substrates

LED Korea 2014: Rubicon to Showcase Large-Diameter Patterned Sapphire Substrates

Rubicon Technology, Inc., a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, semiconductor, and optical markets, today announced that it will showcase large-diameter patterned sapphire substrates (PSS) as well as its line of 6”polished sapphire wafers for the LED industry at LED Korea 2014 at COEX, Seoul, Korea, February 12-14, 2014. Rubicon will exhibit its line of sapphire products in Booth #4707. [More]
Crystallography Symposium to be Hosted by Rice and Gulf Coast Consortia

Crystallography Symposium to be Hosted by Rice and Gulf Coast Consortia

Rice University and the Gulf Coast Consortia will host an all-day symposium titled “International Year of Crystallography: Structure Matters” Feb. 14 at the BioScience Research Collaborative. [More]
Researchers Find Out Why Relaxors Behave in Distinctly Different Ways from Other Piezoelectrics

Researchers Find Out Why Relaxors Behave in Distinctly Different Ways from Other Piezoelectrics

Piezoelectrics—materials that can change mechanical stress to electricity and back again—are everywhere in modern life. Computer hard drives. Loud speakers. Medical ultrasound. Sonar. Though piezoelectrics are a widely used technology, there are major gaps in our understanding of how they work. [More]