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Materials of the Future

Materials that are light and robust, inherently stable and still easily adjustable, and which can also be produced sustainably and in a resource-friendly way...
lignin particles

Using Lignin to Replace Fossil Materials

Plastic is everywhere. Massive barges of plastic waste float in our seas. A plastic bag and other plastic waste have even been found in...
Tantalum disulfide

Atoms and Electrons Watched at Work

The properties of materials are determined by their atomic structure. If atoms and electrons change their arrangement, the characteristics of a material also change. The complex...
solar cell material

Shining X-Ray Light on Perovskites for Better Solar Cells

Named after a mineral discovered in the Ural Mountains of Russia, perovskites have taken center stage as a class of materials with properties that...
ants and robotsvideo

More Workers Working Might Not Get More Work Done, Ants (and...

For ants and robots operating in confined spaces like tunnels, having more workers does not necessarily mean getting more work done. Just as too...
Strontium-hardystonite-Gahnite

Can Skippy Disrupt the Sports Injury Repair Market?

The University of Sydney and three industry partners plan to disrupt the billion-dollar ligament-replacement market with new and uniquely Australian materials. The announcement comes in...
silicone

Inspired by Feet

Geckos, spiders and beetles have shown us how to do it: thanks to special adhesive elements on their feet, they can easily run along...
Magnetic Materials

New Magnetic Materials Overcome Key Barrier to Spintronic Devices

Consider the classic, permanent magnet: it both clings to the refrigerator and drives data storage in most devices. But another kind of impervious magnetism...
topological spintronics

A Colossal Breakthrough for Topological Spintronics

Scientists have developed the world's best-performing pure spin current source1 made of bismuth–antimony (BiSb) alloys, which they report as the best candidate for the first industrial...
catalysts

A Catalytic Support Material Takes a Leading Role

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, in collaboration with DOE’s Ames Laboratory, have reported an important and unexpected reaction...
Ytterbium

Ytterbium, the Quantum Memory of Tomorrow

Quantum communication and cryptography is the future of highly secure communication. But there are still many challenges ahead of a global quantum network, including the...
enhancers

Imaging in Living Cells Reveals How ‘Junk DNA’ Switches on a...

These pieces of DNA are part of over 90 percent of the genetic material that are not genes. Researchers now know that this “junk...
organic solar cells

How to Build Efficient Organic Solar Cells

Twenty-five researchers from seven research institutes have put their heads together to draw up rules for designing high-efficiency organic solar cells. The research is...
catalytic converter

Cleaner Emissions Thanks to Sponge-Like Structure

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Villigen, Switzerland, have developed a new catalytic converter for cleaning emissions from natural gas engines. In...
solar cells

New Solar Technology for the Energy Transition

It is crucial that we prevent the Earth from warming by more than two degrees Celsius compared with the pre-industrial era. This is a...
Thin-film transistor

Research Charts the Way to More Reliable Carbon-based Microelectronics

Carbon nanotubes – cylindrical formations of carbon atoms with incredible strength and electrical conductivity – hold great promise for creating new micron-scale low-power electronic...
robot vision

Robot Vision Makes Solar Cell Manufacture More Efficient

“The price of solar-generated electricity continues to plummet, and the technology is taking over as the least expensive form of energy in more and...
oxygen photosynthesis

Making the Oxygen We Breathe, a Photosynthesis Mechanism Exposed

Arguably, the greatest fueler of life on our planet is photosynthesis, but understanding its labyrinthine chemistry, powered by sunlight, is challenging. Researchers recently illuminated...
lithium battery

Turbocharger for the Lithium Battery

A team of material researchers from Jülich, Munich and Prague succeeded in producing a composite material that is particularly well-suited to electrodes in lithium...
silicon photonics

NAU Scientist Contributes to Significant Advance in Silicon Photonics

Northern Arizona University assistant professor Ryan Behunin collaborated with a team of physicists from Yale and the University of Texas at Austin in discovering an innovative...