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Liquid bonding a super plastic

A new 'super plastic' that can direct heat away from its source opens up a wide range of possibilities for making more efficient electronic devices.|Short Read
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Spintronics: Beyond Silicon

A groundbreaking new semiconductor compound may lead to smaller, faster, less power-hungry electronics.|Short Read

Beyond silicon: New semiconductor moves “spintronics” toward reality

A groundbreaking semiconductor compound is bringing fresh momentum to the field of spintronics, a new breed of computing device that may lead to smaller, faster, less power-hungry electronics.|Medium Read
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Spiky “hedgehog particles” for safer paints, fewer VOC emissions

Made by a team of University of Michigan engineers, the “hedgehog particles” are named for their bushy appearance under the microscope. |Medium Read

‘Bulletproof’ battery: Kevlar membrane for safer, thinner lithium rechargeables

New battery technology from the University of Michigan might be able to prevent the kind of fires that grounded Boeing 787s in 2013. The innovation is an advanced barrier between the electrodes in a lithium-ion battery.|Medium Read
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World’s most complex crystal simulated at U-Michigan

The most complicated crystal structure ever produced in a computer simulation has been achieved by researchers at the University of Michigan. |Short Read

Student Spotlight: Kyusang Lee: A leader in flexible solar cell technology

Kyusang developed an innovative new fabrication technique to build lightweight, flexible devices not possible with conventional silicon.|Short Read
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Shape-shifting clusters move beyond ‘hardware’

A Rubik’s Cube-like arrangement of nanoparticles could lead to a form of wet information storage, a team of Michigan engineers and collaborators at New York University have shown.|Medium Read
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MEMS research by Muzhi Wang recognized at IMS 2014

The paper reports on the design, fabrication, and results of a directly heated phase change RF switch using germanium telluride.|Medium Read
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Shape shifting materials

Ron Larson, A.H. White Distinguished Professor at U-M, talks about how since prehistorical times the ability to shape materials into useful forms has undergirded mankind’s technological developments.|Short Read
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Byeongseop Song receives Rackham International Student Fellowship

The Fellowship will help Song to continue his studies in the area of optoelectronics.|Short Read
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Aaron and Michelle Crumm: Alums who have made a difference

Aaron (MSE '00) and Michelle (MBA '99) Crumm together form the powerhouse that created Adaptive Materials (AMI), a small company that’s attracted DARPA, the U.S Marines, the Air Force and a worldwide electronics conglomerate.|Medium Read