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digital networking

Creating Digital Twins of Materials

To ensure the digital networking of production systems and the optimization of material-specific requirements, we need to measure, analyze and replicate the...
Gorilla Glass

Stronger Than Gorilla Glass

They are harder than conventional glass and exceptionally resistant to heat and corrosive chemical substances: transparent ceramics are considered a promising alternative...
waste management

Crushed Mining Waste Can Replace Cement

Mountains of mining waste from all over the world are waiting to be resurrected as concrete construction material. New research at DTU Civil...
optoelectronic semiconductor

Colloidal Quantum Dots make LEDs shine bright in the Infrared

The ideal optoelectronic semiconductor material should be a strong light emitter i.e. should emit light very efficiently upon optical excitation as well as be...
Borophenevideo

Borophene Advances as 2-D Materials Platform

Borophene—two-dimensional (2-D) atom-thin-sheets of boron, a chemical element traditionally found in fiberglass insulation—is anything but boring. Though boron is a nonmetallic semiconductor in its...
Hydrogel-based Soft Lenses

Imec, Ghent University and SEED Demonstrate Electronics in Hydrogel-based Soft Lenses

At the imec technology forum Japan (ITF Japan 2018), imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, the Ghent University...
insulator

In Materials Hit with Light, Individual Atoms and Vibrations Take Disorderly...

Hitting a material with laser light sends vibrations rippling through its latticework of atoms, and at the same time can nudge the lattice into...
electronic sensors

New Chip Measures Multiple Cellular Responses to Speed Drug Discovery

Finding ways to improve the drug development process – which is currently costly, time-consuming and has an astronomically high failure rate – could have...
electron camera

Researchers Switch Material from One State to Another with a Single...

Scientists from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have demonstrated a surprisingly simple way of flipping...
Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Treatment Shows Unique Results

“I believe we soon can offer the first approved drug for Alzheimer’s disease,” says Lars Lannfelt, Senior Professor of Geriatrics, whose research sparks hope...
Multicellular Tissue

How Communication Among Cells Affects Development of Multicellular Tissue

By providing new information about the role of communication among cells, the research could lead to a better understanding of how multicellular organoids form...
Composite Materialsvideo

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...