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Liquid crystals

New Material That Thickens as It’s Pulled

Scientists have discovered the first synthetic material that becomes thicker – at the molecular level – as it is stretched. Leeds researchers have discovered a...
quantum materials

New Quantum Materials Could Take Computers Beyond the Semiconductor Era

Researchers from Intel Corp. and UC Berkeley are looking beyond current transistor technology and preparing the way for a new type of memory and...
polyurethane foams

Reliably Simulating Polyurethane Foams

Polyurethane foams – PU foams for short – play a big role in our everyday lives, even if we are generally not aware of...
topological insulator

First Two-Dimensional Material That Performs as Both Topological Insulator and Superconductor

A transistor based on the 2-D material tungsten ditelluride (WTe2) sandwiched between boron nitride can switch between two different electronic states — one that conducts...
battery

Battery Mainstay Headed for High-Tech Makeover

The complex interactions inside a lead battery while it charges and discharges remain mysterious, even 159 years after the technology’s invention. But now the lead battery...
Perovskitesvideo

Perovskites – Materials of the Future in Optical Communication

“Perovskites of inorganic materials have a huge potential to influence the development of optical communication. These materials have rapid response times, are simple to...
Superconductivity

The Culprit of Superconductivity in Cuprates

Highlights: > Researchers have uncovered an underlying mechanism related to the materials dependence in copper-based high-temperature superconductors > The research may open a new avenue for...
topological materials

Superconductivity Where You Don’t Expect It Topological Materials Keep Surprising

The special properties of ‘topological materials’ typically occur at their surface. These materials, for example insulators that do conduct current at their surface, are...
Wind Turbine

Long Wind Turbine Blades Require New Composite Materials

As Denmark is getting yet greener and focus on wind energy is increasing, challenges are appearing, too. The reason is the possibility of not...
magnetic cooling cycle

Keep Cool: Researchers Develop Magnetic Cooling Cycle

As a result of climate change, population growth and rising expectations regarding quality of life, energy requirements for cooling processes are growing much faster...
Piezoelectric Materials

Pushing ‘Print’ on Large-Scale Piezoelectric Materials

The production of motion sensing devices in mobile phones could become cheaper and more energy-efficient through pioneering work on piezoelectrics by researchers at RMIT. Researchers...
microelectronics

Ultra-Secure, Ultra-Reliable Trusted Microelectronics Development Project Will Focus on Hardware First

The sophisticated spy-vs.-spy of cybersecurity and cyberattacks has reached the point where even the foundational hardware and materials of electronic devices needs to be...
graphene watch

Science Behind World’s Lightest Graphene Watch Revealed

In January 2017 the world’s lightest mechanical chronograph watch was unveiled in Geneva, Switzerland, showcasing innovative composite development by using graphene. Now the research behind the...
lead telluride

Uncovering Atomic Movements in Crystal

To outsiders, scientific questions can sometimes look like hair-splitting. These questions, however, are often crucial, as in materials science: the commercial use of a...
Graphene Laminated Pipe

Graphene Laminated Pipes Could Reduce Corrosion in the Oil and Gas...

Published in Advanced Materials Interfaces, the team have found a way of incorporating graphene into a polymer liner used in pipes that transport crude oil...
Circuit Integration

Research Teams Selected to Uncover Novel Materials and Approaches to Circuit...

The use of intellectual-property (IP) blocks–discrete, modular, reusable blocks that deliver frequently used circuit functions—has significantly streamlined the design and creation of microchips. Just...
polymers

Light-Controlled Polymers Can Switch Between Sturdy and Soft

MIT researchers have designed a polymer material that can change its structure in response to light, converting from a rigid substance to a softer...
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A Step Closer to Quantum Computers

Scientists at NUS have discovered a new way to closely look at the electronic quantum behaviour of materials, giving a deeper understanding of how...
local-conductivity atomic force microscopy

Conductive or Not – Nano-Switches for Computers of the Future Are...

A team of German and Polish scientists has for the first time mapped the conductivity of metal oxide surfaces at atomic resolution at Forschungszentrum...
Robotic Work Cellvideo

Sandia’s Robotic Work Cell Conducts High-Throughput Testing ‘in an Instant’

Today with 3D printing you can make almost anything in a matter of hours. However, making sure that part works reliably takes weeks or...