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  • The single-crystal turbine blades used in the fabrication of commercial engines often are exposed to temperatures well over 2500°F, and because of this are coated with a special Thermal Barrier Coating (TBC) to prevent overheating.

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  • The substrates were provided by Crystal IS, a manufacturer of single-crystal aluminum nitride substrates for the production of high-power, high-temperature, and optoelectronic devices such as blue and ultraviolet lasers.

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  • The scientists have thoroughly examined the lithium argyrodites by single-crystal X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

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  • Researchers have developed a form of single-crystal silicon that can be stretched so that electronic circuits could be fabricated on rubber.

    Boing Boing: December 11, 2005 - December 17, 2005 Archives

  • Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a fully stretchable form of single-crystal silicon with micron-sized, wave-like geometries that can be used to build high-performance electronic devices on rubber substrates.

    The Speculist: December 2005 Archives

  • From the article:The BU researchers used electron-beam lithography -- a routine fabrication technique for micro-electromechanical MEMS devices -- to carve the switches from single-crystal wafers of silicon and silicon oxide.

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  • Each injector was constructed from arkenium duranide and single-crystal ferrocarbonite, some of the most durable materials found in the Federation.

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  • Moissanite is nothing more than single-crystal silicon carbide, a relatively new semiconductor material.

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  • Similarly, although single-crystal silicon modules have achieved higher efficiencies (10 to 13 percent) than amorphous silicon modules

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  • Both single-crystal silicon and single-crystal gallium arsenide have been used in concentrator cells, as well as in various multijunctional cells.

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