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Materials Science News
December 5, 2019

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A new approach could inform the design of quantum materials platforms for future electronics, as well as faster devices with ... read more
In temperatures millions of times colder than interstellar space, researchers have performed the coldest reaction in the known universe. But that's not all. In such intense ... read more
Billions of tiny interactions occur between thousands of particles in every piece of matter in the blink of an eye. Simulating these interactions in their full dynamics was ... read more

New State of Matter: A Cooper Pair Metal

In a finding that reveals an entirely new state of matter, research shows that Cooper pairs, electron duos that enable superconductivity, can also conduct electricity like normal metals ... read more
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Adding Copper Strengthens 3D-Printed Titanium

Successful trials of titanium-copper alloys for 3D printing could kickstart a new range of high-performance alloys for medical device, defence and aerospace ... read more

Like Pavlov's Dog, This Thermoplastic Is Learning a New Trick: Walking

Researchers are 'training' pieces of plastic to walk under the command of light. The method developed is the first time a synthetic actuator 'learns' to do new 'tricks' ... read more

Bio-Inspired Hydrogel Can Rapidly Switch to Rigid Plastic

A new material that stiffens 1,800-fold when exposed to heat could protect motorcyclists and racecar drivers during ... read more

Imaging Technique Gives Catalytic 2D Material Engineering a Better View

A scanning electrochemical cell imaging technique shows how nanoscale structural features affect the catalytic activity of MoS2 monolayers for hydrogen evolution reactions, report ... read more

Sustaining Roads With Grape and Agricultural Waste

The US spends $5 billion a year to repair damages to road infrastructure from winter snow and ice control operations and the use of traditional deicers. A team of researchers is developing a more ... read more

Missing Link Between Soft Surface Adhesion and Surface Roughness

New research finds the missing link between soft surface adhesion and the roughness of the hard surface it touches. The key to this foundational discovery is a close look at the rough surface itself ... read more

Controlling the Optical Properties of Solids With Acoustic Waves

Physicists have found that large-amplitude acoustic waves, launched by ultrashort laser pulses, can dynamically manipulate the optical response of ... read more

Daylight Damage to Photovoltaics

A research team has investigated the ways sunlight can degrade the efficiency of newly developed organic photovoltaics over time. This work may assist in the wide commercialization of next-generation ... read more

Providing Safe, Clean Water

In many parts of the world, access to clean drinking water is far from certain. Filtration of large volumes of water, however, is slow and impractical. Scientists have now introduced a new water ... read more

Armored With Plastic 'Hair' and Silica, New Perovskite Nanocrystals Show More Durability

Researchers have demonstrated a novel approach aimed at addressing the perovskite's durability problem: encasing the perovskite inside a double-layer protection system made from plastic and ... read more

Additive Manufacturing and NI/TI Metal Bolster Cooling Technology

Scientists have developed a novel elastocaloric cooling material, comprised of a nickel (Ni)-titanium (Ti) alloy and sculpted using additive technology, that is highly efficient, eco-friendly and ... read more

Cutting Nanoparticles Down to Size

A new technique in chemistry could pave the way for producing uniform nanoparticles for use in drug delivery ... read more

Researchers Hope to Use Big Data to Make Pipelines Safer

Researchers look at the methodologies currently used by industry and academics to predict pipeline failure and their limitations. Researchers found that the existing academic literature and industry ... read more

New Way to Identify, Manipulate Topological Metals for Spintronics

A recent study gives researchers an easier way of finding Weyl semimetals and manipulating them for potential spintronic ... read more

Glass from a 3D Printer

ETH researchers used a 3D printing process to produce complex and highly porous glass objects. The basis for this is a special resin that can be cured with UV ... read more

Material for Safer Football Helmets May Reduce Head Injuries

Scientists have developed elastic microlattice pads that can withstand both single hits and a series of impacts better than existing state-of-the-art foams used in football helmets. Their research ... read more

Atomic-Scale Manufacturing Method Could Enable Ultra-Efficient Computers

As computers continue to infiltrate almost every aspect of modern life, their negative impact on the environment grows. According to recent estimates, the electricity required to power today's ... read more

'Smart' Surfaces to Help Blood-Vessel Grafts Knit Better, More Safely

Researchers have created a new coating to prevent clotting and infection in synthetic vascular grafts, while also accelerating the body's own process for integrating the grafted ... read more

Building a Better Battery With Machine Learning

Researchers have turned to the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence to dramatically accelerate battery ... read more

A Record-Setting Transistor

A transistor that could be the key to higher bandwidth wireless communications...while requiring less battery life. A UD research team has created a high-electron mobility transistor with ... read more

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