New Materials for 5G Microwave Communications and Beyond by Daisy Hernandez August 20, 2018 A joint team from the University of California, Berkeley, Drexel University, Bar-Ilan University in Israel, the Carnegie Institution of Science, and the University of California, Santa Barbara have made an important observation in the search for next-generation microwave communication materials. The…

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Record-breaking Energy Conversion of Waste Heat by Daisy Hernandez April 10, 2018 A team of students lead by Prof. Lane Martin in Materials Science and Engineering and Prof. Chris Dames in Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley have made an important demonstration of novel waste heat to electrical energy conversion based on a process called pyroelectric…

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MSE Leads the Way in Safety at UC Berkeley by Daisy Hernandez February 27, 2018 The laboratory compound run by Professors Martin and Ramesh was named the winner of the UC Berkeley Excellence in Laboratory Safety Award in the Large Physical Sciences category. Professor Martin will represent the laboratory at the award ceremony in Feb.…

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Exotic Phase Competition in Ferroic Materials by Daisy Hernandez August 17, 2017 A team of students and postdocs lead by Prof. Lane Martin and Prof. R. Ramesh in Materials Science and Engineering and in collaboration with researchers from Pennsylvania State University, Argonne National Laboratory, the National Center for Electron Microscopy and the Advanced Light Source…

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Martin and Minor Groups Make Ferroelectrics Go Extreme by┬áSarah Yang May 12, 2017 A collaborative effort between MSE at Berkeley, the National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the University of Pennsylvania has applied advanced growth and state-of-the-art characterization techniques to, for the first time, produce polarization gradients in materials…

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