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Chemical trickery corrals ‘hyperactive’ metal-oxide cluster

December 9, 2016

After decades of eluding researchers because of chemical instability, key metal-oxide clusters have been isolated in water, a…
Psyche: Unexpected Discoveries on a Metal World

October 22, 2016

Astronomers have discovered possible evidence for water on the surface of the largest metallic asteroid in the solar…
Laser pulses used to track motion of electrons in metals with attosecond precision

January 15, 2015

Laser pulses can be used to track the motion of electrons in metals with attosecond precision. This helps…
New method for observing chemical reactions in real and rapid time

September 24, 2014

-A research team at the University of Delaware has developed a new method for observing chemical reactions in…
Laser pulse turns glass into a metal

August 28, 2014

For tiny fractions of a second, quartz glass can take on metallic properties, when it is illuminated be…
Highly conductive organic metal looks promising for disposable electronic devices

August 20, 2014

(b-d) Images of the organic metal, TATA, are shown with different imaging techniques. (e) X-ray scattering of a…
Printing the metals of the future

August 4, 2014

Scientists make a rocket nozzle using a new 3-D printing technique that allows for multiple metallic properties in…
Discovery is key to metal wear in sliding parts

July 25, 2014

This sequence of images reveals surprising fluid-like behavior in a solid piece of metal sliding over another, forming…
New ultrastiff, ultralight material developed

June 20, 2014

What’s the difference between the Eiffel Tower and the Washington Monument? Both structures soar to impressive heights, and…
‘Exotic’ material is like a switch when super thin

April 22, 2014

An artist’s rendering of the thickness-driven, metal-insulator transition in sub-nanometer films of a lanthanum nickelate. Nickel atoms are…
Multifunctional microcapsules made from metals and tannic acid

April 16, 2014

  Microcapsules with a broad spectrum of applications in biomedicine, catalysis, and technology can be produced by using…
Drexel Researchers Open Path to Finding Rare, Polarized Metals

April 3, 2014

Drexel University researchers are turning some of the basic tenets of chemistry and physics upside down to cut…
Pumping Iron: A Hydrogel Actuator with Mussel Tone

March 7, 2014

Protein from a small, tasty mollusk inspired Michigan Technological University’s Bruce P. Lee to invent a new type…
Tech reliant on finite metal sources

December 4, 2013

Many of the metals needed to feed the surging global demand for high-tech products, from smart phones to…
Scientists build a low-cost, open-source 3-D metal printer

December 3, 2013

A new 3D metal printer in action in the Open Sustainability Lab at Michigan Tech. Chenlong Zhang photo…
GE researchers experiment with 3D painting to build up and repair parts

November 11, 2013

A potential “fountain of youth” for metal, General Electric researchers announced the use of a process called “cold…
Researchers develop technique for enhanced reversibility of a phase-transforming material

October 4, 2013

A team of researchers at Minnesota State University has created a martensitic metal alloy that degrades very little…
Study finds tungsten in aquifer groundwater controlled by pH, oxygen

October 1, 2013

Two Kansas geologists are helping shed new light on how tungsten metal is leached from the sediment surrounding…
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