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Researchers integrate diamond/boron nitride crystalline layers for use in high-powered devices


May 10, 2016

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NSF-funded materials researchers have developed a new technique to deposit diamond on the surface of cubic boron nitride, integrating the two materials into a single crystalline structure. The material could be used to create high-power devices, such as solid state transformers needed to create a smart power grid. Full Story

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North Carolina State University

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