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Looking for the best from man and machine to create new materials

5 days ago

A multi-institution collaboration will work with AI to speed up the discovery electronic materials. In the late 1990s,…
New Cement Process Would Produce Zero Emissions

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Cement is the world’s top construction material. However, some people don’t realize it’s a major source of emissions.…
Human brain and cognitive abilities - artist's impression. Image credit: Max Pixel, CC0 Public Domain
‘Picoscience’ and a plethora of new materials

6 days ago

The revolutionary tech discoveries of the next few decades, the ones that will change daily life, may come…
USU Researchers Unveil The Dynamic Nature of Single Fission

October 2, 2019

Chemists from the College of Science have unveiled the dynamic nature of single fission, a novel photophysical phenomenon…
A new, natural wax coating makes garments water-resistant and breathable

October 1, 2019

Aalto University researchers have developed a new way of making garments water-resistant with wax obtained from Brazilian palm…
Ph.D. student Reet Chaudhuri takes measurements on the 2D hole gas. Image credit: Xiang Li/Cornell University
Discovery in gallium nitride a key enabler of energy efficient electronics

September 30, 2019

Gallium nitride, a semiconductor that revolutionized energy-efficient LED lighting, could also transform electronics and wireless communication, thanks to…
Porcupinefish inspires sturdy superhydrophobic material

September 20, 2019

Nature has evolved a dazzling array of materials that help organisms thrive in diverse habitats. Sometimes, scientists can…
A chameleon-inspired smart skin changes color in the sun

September 16, 2019

Some creatures, such as chameleons and neon tetra fish, can alter their colors to camouflage themselves, attract a…
PALLAS predicted this complex transition pathway network for silicon. If you know how to read it, it is a roadmap that shows possible transition pathways between different structures. The tool developed by Zhu, Strobel, and Cohen correctly identified the lowest-energy transition pathway for silicon upon decompression from high pressure (thick black line). The structures in the four boxes show the different configurations of atoms along the transition path. The background colors indicate contours on the energy landscape. The points indicate stable and metastable structures of silicon with their size and color proportional to volume and energy, respectively. The composite of circles is similar to methods used in social networking analysis. Image provided courtesy of Timothy Strobel
A “GPS” to guide the discovery of new materials

September 11, 2019

New materials can contribute potential solutions to many societal issues—from increasing access to clean drinking water to improving…
A ‘new chapter’ in quest for novel quantum materials

August 28, 2019

In an oven, aluminum is remarkable because it can serve as foil over a casserole without ever becoming…
Colour-changing artificial ‘chameleon skin’ powered by nanomachines

August 26, 2019

Researchers have developed artificial ‘chameleon skin’ that changes colour when exposed to light and could be used in…
Greener, faster and cheaper way to make patterned metals for solar cells and electronics

August 14, 2019

An innovative way to pattern metals has been discovered by scientists in the Department of Chemistry at the…
An image series shows how a new retroreflective material can be used to make a color-changing speed limit sign. Boxes A-F show how the sign changes color, from the perspective of drivers on the road, as they pass by. Image credit: Fan et al., Sci. Adv. 2019; 5 : eaaw8755. This work is licensed under CC BY-NC
New retroreflective material could be used in nighttime color-changing road signs

August 13, 2019

A thin film that reflects light in intriguing ways could be used to make road signs that shine…
Crystalline ‘artificial muscle’ makes paper doll do sit-ups

July 18, 2019

Scary movies about dolls that can move, like Anabelle and Chucky, are popular at theaters this summer. Meanwhile,…
Want to Colonize Mars? Aerogel Could Help

July 16, 2019

Raising crops on Mars is far easier in science fiction than it will be in real life: The…
A microscopic image of multiple electrodes on a sheet of Weyl semimetal, with red and blue arrows depicting the circular movement of the light-induced electrical current by either left- (blue) or right-circularly polarized light (right). Image credit: Zhurun Ji
Unique electrical properties in quantum materials can be controlled using light

July 16, 2019

Insights from quantum physics have allowed engineers to incorporate components used in circuit boards, optical fibers, and control…
Green light for a new generation of dynamic materials

July 16, 2019

Developing synthetic materials that are as dynamic as those found in nature, with reversibly changing properties and which…
Reversible electro-optical detector for environmental sensing of pollutants

July 15, 2019

Researchers at IMDEA Nanociencia have developed an easily-made coordination polymer as an acetonitrile chemical sensor with a simple…
Artificial “muscles” achieve powerful pulling force

July 15, 2019

As a cucumber plant grows, it sprouts tightly coiled tendrils that seek out supports in order to pull…
Red wine may hold the key to next-gen wearable technology

July 12, 2019

A team of scientists are seeking to kick-start a wearable technology revolution by creating flexible fibres and adding…
Researchers develop eco-friendly, commercially viable pressure-sensitive adhesives

July 10, 2019

Chemical engineering researchers at Oregon State University have developed a vegetable-oil-based adhesive that could provide an eco-friendly option…
Innovative Cornstarch Makes Products Sustainable and ‘Green’

July 9, 2019

At the 2019 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and AgTech in Des Moines, Iowa, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) chemist Gordon…
Neutrons—Mastering magnetism

June 17, 2019

Researchers have pioneered a new technique using pressure to manipulate magnetism in thin film materials used to enhance…
MagLab scientists discover thermoelectric properties in promising class of materials

June 12, 2019

Exploring an area overlooked by other scientists, physicists at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory…
New molecule responds to mechanical pressure with drastic color change

June 5, 2019

A University of Tokyo research group synthesized a material that undergoes drastic changes in coloration due to color…
Adding a carbon atom transforms 2D semiconducting material

May 27, 2019

A technique that introduces carbon-hydrogen molecules into a single atomic layer of the semiconducting material tungsten disulfide dramatically…
From micro to macro

May 22, 2019

From the perspective of a chemical engineer, particulate gels are the stuff of modern life. These materials, in…
New Kind of Metal Is Both Liquid and Solid

May 6, 2019

Most people know that the atoms in physical material exist in one of three states — either solid,…
PNNL’s Self-Healing Cement Could Transform Geothermal Industry

May 6, 2019

Research shows 87 percent reduction in cement fractures. A self-healing cement developed by PNNL can outperform conventional concrete,…
Morphing Origami Takes a New Shape, Expanding Use Possibilities

April 19, 2019

Origami-based structures have been used to create deployable solar arrays for space, adaptable acoustic systems for symphony halls…
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