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Ancient pigment can boost energy efficiency

A color developed by Egyptians thousands of years ago has a modern-day application as well – the pigment can boost energy efficiency by cooling...

Shake, rattle, and roll to high efficiency photovoltaics

New insight into how a certain class of photovoltaic materials allows efficient conversion of sunlight into electricity could position these materials to replace traditional...

Polymer coating cools down buildings

Columbia Engineers make white paint whiter—and cooler—by removing white pigment and invent a polymer coating, with nano-to-microscale air voids, that acts as a spontaneous...

kinetiX—designing auxetic-inspired deformable material structures

This paper describes a group of auxetic-inspired material structures that can transform into various shapes upon compression. We developed four cellular-based material structure units...

Dow completes separation from DowDuPont

Becomes a more focused and streamlined materials science company Launches with global scale and leading positions in three attractive consumer-driven segments: packaging, infrastructure...

Researchers tune material’s color and thermal properties separately

The color of a material can often tell you something about how it handles heat. Think of wearing a black shirt on a sweltering...

A 200-year-old guide to color, redesigned for the internet age

The nomenclature of colors we use today is really a machine language–numerical hex codes crafted to communicate with software on computers and printers. Before...

Record Efficiency for Single Structure Fully Printed Organic Photovoltaic

OET R&D team reached a record in power conversion efficiency to 7.4% for a fully Roll-to-Roll (R2R) printed polymer-based single junction Organic Photovoltaic (OPV)...

UHMW Plastic | Interstate Plastics

UHMW plastic is ideal for reducing wear and friction due to its specialized internal lubrication, reducing maintenance costs and energy consumption while extending equipment...

UHMW Plastic Solves a Multitude of Issues for Wear Applications |...

Interstate Plastics provides many grades of UHMW-PE (ultra high molecular weight polyethylene) for a variety of wear, friction, and high-impact related applications from guard rails and...
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