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2014-02-10 08:29:06

ST. PETERS, Mo., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE) today announced that it will indefinitely close its shuttered polysilicon manufacturing facility in Merano, Italy immediately. This is the conclusion of a process that began with the previously announced 2011 global restructuring plan. The Merano polysilicon facility was shuttered in December of 2011 as part of a restructuring plan to better align the business with current and expected market conditions and...

2014-02-04 08:23:55

WA'AD AL SHAMAAL, Saudi Arabia and BELMONT, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, and the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of the Government of Saudi Arabia and the Saudi Arabian Investment Company (Sanabil Investments), signed an agreement today to jointly fund a feasibility study for the establishment of a vertically integrated solar PV (photovoltaic) manufacturing complex at Wa'ad Al...

2014-01-31 04:21:14

CHONGQING, China, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) ("Daqo New Energy" or the "Company"), a leading polysilicon manufacturer based in China, today announced that the company has successfully completed the debottlenecking project for its Xinjiang polysilicon facilities. The Company has already started ramping up production for the newly added facilities and expects to increase the annual capacity to 6,150 MT and lower the total production cost to the level...

Researchers Grow Large Graphene Crystals That Have Exceptional Electrical Properties
2013-11-14 14:36:18

University of Texas at Austin When it comes to the growth of graphene — an ultrathin, ultrastrong, all-carbon material — it is survival of the fittest, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. The team used surface oxygen to grow centimeter-size single graphene crystals on copper. The crystals were about 10,000 times as large as the largest crystals from only four years ago. Very large single crystals have exceptional electrical properties. "The game we play...


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2005-05-25 18:13:45

Selenite (chemical formula: CaSO4·2H2O) is a hydrous calcium sulfate, meaning it is composed of oxygen, sulfur, hydrogen, calcium and water. It is basically a glassy, well-crystallized form of gypsum and is often referred to as satin spar. Selenite is soft, and can easily be scratched with a fingernail. The thin crystals can be slightly flexible, but will snap if bent too far. Some crystals found in Kentucky have grown in severely curved patterns and flower-like petals. In some very...

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