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Award winners will receive more than $13 million to develop transformational manufacturing processes and technologies, an important step in increasing the energy efficiency of the American industrial sector which accounts for more than 30 percent of the energy used nationwide.
Date: 05/05/2010
Type: News
DuPont makes siginicant investment to expand production for its high-performance DuPont™ Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) product line.
Date: 08/25/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Researchers at Harvard University and University of Toronto have developed leaf-like sheets that can be applied to existing windows to increase a building's thermal regulation and decrease building temperature.
Date: 08/12/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory experimenting with tin and graphene have discovered a new way of structuring lithium-ion batteries so that they hold more energy.
Date: 08/02/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries
Solar cells made of multiple semiconductor materials. Credit: Solar Junction
Startup Solar Junction says it can beat the performance of the most efficient solar cells on the market today.
Date: 02/23/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Institute faculty members Chris Van de Walle and Arthur Gossard have been designated Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Date: 01/11/2011
Type: News
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A new report by the National Research Council reveals that UCSB's graduate programs are among the best in the country: nearly one third of the programs were ranked in the top five and the Materials Department was ranked number one.
Date: 09/28/2010
Type: News
Technologies: General Information
New materials for adsorption chilling
New materials developed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory improve adsorption chilling and could make practical air conditioners and refrigerators that use little or no electricity.
Date: 03/30/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, HVAC, Materials
The next generation of the Chevrolet Volt could have a much cheaper battery.
For the next generation of its Chevrolet Volt, GM has licensed mixed-metal oxide battery-electrode materials developed at Argonne National Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy Lab. These materials could help double car batteries' energy-storage capacity.
Date: 01/12/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage

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