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Transforming Greenhouse Gas CO2 into Carbon Nanotubes

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The cement industry is one of the largest sources worldwide of carbon emissions, accounting for around five per cent of global emissions. Two thirds of these CO2 emissions are released during the chemical process of burning limestone for cement production and can only be cut by extracting the CO2 from the emissions in one form or another...

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Transparent Silver Films for Flexible Displays, Touchscreens and Metamaterials

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The thinnest, smoothest layer of silver that can survive air exposure has been laid down at the University of Michigan, and it could change the way touchscreens and flat or flexible displays are made. It could also help improve computing power, affecting both the transfer of information within a silicon chip and the patterning of the chip itself through metamaterial “superlenses...

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Reducing Conducting Thin Film Surface Roughness for Electronics

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In a significant advance, University of Massachusetts Amherst engineers have established electrical surface treatment of conducting thin films as a physical processing method to reduce surface roughness.

Surface roughness reduction is a really big deal when it comes to fundamental surface physics and while fabricating electronic and optical devices. As transistor dimensions within integrated circuits continue to shrink, smooth metallic lines are required to interconnect these devices...

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Reusable Abstractions of Manufacturing Processes Challenge

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In the future, manufacturing will be planned out in the virtual world. How can we do this if we don’t even have models for the basic processes such as welding, drilling, and forging? Sewing, assembly, or distillation? Nope, we don’t even have models for those either! At least, not the types of models really needed for our high-tech world.

Manufacturers need models to improve operations, to protect the environment, to share information, and to compose them into systems...

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