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2014-06-24 09:39:28

University of Washington Measurements taken at the molecular scale have for the first time confirmed a key property that could improve our knowledge of how the heart and lungs function. University of Washington researchers have shown that a favorable electrical property is present in a type of protein found in organs that repeatedly stretch and retract, such as the lungs, heart and arteries. These findings are the first that clearly track this phenomenon, called ferroelectricity,...

2014-06-10 16:24:30

First Application of Microscopy Technique Called X-PEEM to Study Electrically Anomalous Regions Called Domain Walls in Materials Used in Solar Panels, Sensors, Computer Memory, and More WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ferroelectric materials like barium titanate, a ceramic used in capacitors, are essential to many electronic devices. Typical ferroelectric materials develop features called domain walls with unusual properties - such as lines of electrical...

2014-04-04 08:26:52

DUBLIN, Apr. 04, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vfkwkb/thin_film_pzt_for) has announced the addition of the "Thin Film PZT for Semiconductor Application Trends & Technology Update Report" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) In September 2013, EPSON has announced its next generation inkjet technology, PrecisionCore, introducing for the first time MEMS inkjet heads manufactured with...

2014-01-31 16:24:35

DUBLIN, Ireland, January 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6t5r7k/thin_film_pzt_for) has announced the addition of the "Thin Film PZT for Semiconductor Application Trends & Technology Update Report" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6t5r7k/thin_film_pzt_for ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The most promising effect of...

2014-01-27 15:10:25

Scientists from Paris, Newcastle and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin have been able to switch on and off robust ferromagnetism close to room temperature by using low electric fields. Their results are inspiring for future applications in low-power spintronics, for instance in fast, efficient and nonvolatile data storage technologies. The sample consisted of a ferroelectric BaTiO3 substrate covered with a thin film of magnetic FeRh.  Experiments at BESSY II combined with other measurement methods...

Disorganized Physics In Ferroelectrics Hints At Brain-like Computing
2013-11-19 10:20:25

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Unexpected behavior in ferroelectric materials explored by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory supports a new approach to information storage and processing. Ferroelectric materials are known for their ability to spontaneously switch polarization when an electric field is applied. Using a scanning probe microscope, the ORNL-led team took advantage of this property to draw areas of switched polarization called domains on...

2013-04-15 13:19:17

High sugar levels in the body come at a cost to health. New research suggests that more sugar in the body could damage the elastic proteins that help us breathe and pump blood. The findings could have health implications for diabetics, who have high blood-glucose levels. Researchers at the University of Washington and Boston University have discovered that a certain type of protein found in organs that repeatedly stretch and retract — such as the heart and lungs — is the source...

2013-02-11 15:33:30

Like turning coal to diamond, adding pressure to an electrical material enhances its properties. Now, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have devised a method of making ferroelectric thin films with twice the strain, resulting in exceptional performance. Led by Lane Martin, a professor of materials science and engineering, the group published its results in the journal Advanced Materials. Ferroelectric materials, metal oxides with special polarization properties, are...

2013-01-28 19:38:30

A new organic 'ferroelectric,' economical and with low environmental impact, has been created The electronics industry has a remarkable impact on the environment, yet research is devising new solutions to reduce it. Among these, a new compound with an unutterable name, the diisopropylammonium bromide (DIPAB), a new ferroelectric material created by an international team of researchers that include Massimo Capone and Gianluca Giovannetti of Istituto Officina dei Materiali at CNR and of the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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