Advanced Materials

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A solar array on U-M’s North Campus

The material that could power tomorrow’s solar cells

‘We estimate that a finished solar cell could be about ten times cheaper than an equivalent gallium arsenide cell.’ |Medium Read
Student pours liquids over plastic slides

“Everything-repellent” coating could kid-proof phones, homes

Clear surface repels all liquids|Short Read
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Microscale 3D printing for medicine

New “jet writing” technique can make detailed 3D structures with clinically relevant materials for future implants and cancer studies.|Medium Read
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Nicholas Kotov wins gold in inaugural global academic technology award

World's largest mobile technology event to showcase Kotov's research demonstrating a new way to make hard materials survive repeated vibrations.|Short Read

Holography and LIDAR on the cheap with nanoparticle gel

Magnetic nanoparticles coated in amino acids can modulate light inexpensively at room temperature, and the findings have applications in autonomous vehicles. |Medium Read

Semiconductor breakthrough may be game-changer for organic solar cells

Buildings, clothing could generate power.|Medium Read

Outlaw alloys

Metals that court chaos could be the future of computing.|Short Read
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ECE Bicentennial + Beyond lecture

This series of talks features world-renowned faculty with a long history at Michigan.|Short Read
Man pours liquid concrete into a small container

Roads and bridges would last longer, save money with new concrete formula

U-M researchers to offer non-proprietary concrete formula free of charge.|Medium Read

Artificial cartilage made from Kevlar mimics the magic of the real thing

In spite of being 80 percent water, cartilage is tough stuff. Now, a synthetic material can pack even more H2O without compromising on strength.|Medium Read
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Turning waste heat into emissions-free electricity

Energy-intensive industries have been waiting for a low-cost, low-toxicity thermoelectric generation material. It’s here.|Medium Read

Materials at Michigan Symposium

Materials at Michigan is a special bicentennial year symposium to celebrate the impact of advanced materials research on society.|Short Read