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Global Smart Glass Market to grow to $5.8 Billion USD by 2020

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Smart glass or switchable glass (also smart windows or switchable windows in those applications) is glass or glazing whose light transmission properties are altered when voltage, light or heat is applied. Generally, the glass changes from translucent to transparent, changing from blocking some (or all) wavelengths of light to letting light pass through. MSE Supplies is a leading supplier of high quality materials and equipment for advanced materials research and manufacturing. Smart glass technologies include electrochromic, photochromic, thermochromic, suspended particle, micro-blind and liquid crystal devices. When installed in the envelope of buildings, smart glass creates climate adaptive building shells, with the ability...

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Newly Funded 2015 Materials-related Projects among the $125 Million DOE ARPA-E Awards

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On Nov. 23, 2015, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced $125 million across 41 cutting-edge energy technologies awarded by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).      Among these well-funded projects, the following ones are materials-related, each of them will receive multi-million dollars funding.     MSE Supplies is a leading supplier of high quality materials and equipment for advanced materials research and manufacturing. Ultrahigh Efficiency Photovoltaics at Ultralow CostsNational Renewable Energy Laboratory | Golden, CO | $5,160,000 High Efficiency Alkaline Water Electrolyzers for Grid Scale Energy StorageDioxide Materials, Inc. | Boca Raton, FL | $2,000,000 Hydration-Free Conductive Membranes...

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Alfred Univ. Gets $7.75 Million Dollars for a New Center for Advanced Ceramic Manufacturing and Education

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ALFRED, NY — Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was the state’s messenger of good news today (Friday, Nov. 13) as she brought word from Gov. Andrew Cuomo of a $7.75 million grant to Alfred University (AU) for the construction of a new Center for Advanced Ceramic Manufacturing and Education at the New York State College of Ceramics. The award is supported by the fourth round of the governor’s NYSUNY (State University of New York) 2020 Challenge Grant Program. “Ceramics are the foundation to the cutting edge technology that allows us to compete in the global market,” said Hochul. “We’re counting on...

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