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Machine learning algorithm extracts materials synthesis recipes from the literature
Words are classified according to their roles: numeric quantities, names of equipment and names of target materials.
Isolated InAs quantum dots planted in self-assembled nanoholes
The excellent control over their position holds promise for technological applications.
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Excitons spotted in bilayer graphene
The tunability of these excitons offers new possibilities in optoelectronics.
3D-printed flexible stainless steel stronger than conventional steel
The method could lead to rapid, low-cost manufacturing of everything from medical implants to parts for airplanes and oil rigs.
Watch water droplets literally jump off a ‘water-hating’ material
These copper nanospikes double the cooling effect of a superhydrophobic surface and could have many applications.
Flexible synthesis method achieves plasmon-enhanced catalysts
Access to eight transition metals, each with unique catalytic properties, now opens an array of possibilities for new chemical reaction control.
Dealloyed nanoporous materials with interface-controlled behavior
These materials present new opportunities for exploring the impact of surfaces on material behaviors and for exploiting surface effects in novel materials design strategies, as discussed by Jörg Weissmüller and Karl Sieradzki.
Materials development required to reach Alpha Centauri
Laser-driven sails capable of reflecting enough light while withstanding the heat and maintaining their balance will require advances in materials.
How is Machine Learning Applicable in Material Science?
In materials science, machine learning is critical in areas such as new materials discovery and materials property prediction.
Jean-leah Njoroge, Insight Data Science
Materials researchers hit the surf with 3D printed fins
Data shows that the surfing performance of surfboards with 3D printed fins is similar to that of surfboards with commercial fins.
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3D-printed polymer-MOF composite offers H2 storage possibilities
3D printing presents the additional benefit of designing precise geometries of polymer-MOF composites.
Theoretical framework illuminates graphene’s optomechanical properties
It explains how light deforms stacks of graphene sheets.
How 21st-Century Technology Is Shedding Light on a 2nd-Century Egyptian Painting
Researchers at UCLA and the National Gallery of Art have pioneered a technology that goes behind the scenes of a centuries-old artistic process.
Research Advances of Bio-Inspired Carbon Nanotubes-Based Sensors
Chengzhi Luo and Chunxu Pan review recent progress on the bio-inspired synthesis of CNTs-based sensors and their unique structures and novel properties.
Plants have been induced to give off a dim light for nearly four hours. These may one day be bright enough to illuminate an entire workspace.
Molecular sieve membranes for N2/CH4 separation
Molecular sieve membranes are ideal candidates to remove natural gas impurities because of their exceptional size-exclusion properties, high thermal and chemical resistance, as reviewed by Moises A. Carreon.
Journal of Materials Research
Who will buy quantum technology?
These are early days for wider discussion of quantum technology and how it will sell in the real world. But this is likely to change as real applications surface along with user friendly descriptions of what quantum technology is all about.
Michael Kenward, Science Writer
Review and outlook: mechanical, thermodynamic, and kinetic continuum modeling of metallic materials at the grain scale
Martin Diehl focuses this prospective on cellular automata, phase field, and crystal plasticity modeling.
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Let there be light
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Spectroscopy Cameras Offer New Levels of Performance
The ultra-high-performance BLAZE cameras from Princeton Instruments feature two revolutionary new sensors and provide the highest NIR quantum efficiency (QE), fastest spectral rates, and deepest thermoelectric cooling capabilities available. Read more»
Ultrapure Lab Water System
The Milli-Q® IQ 7000 Ultrapure Lab Water System from MilliporeSigma can change your daily work in the lab with its ergonomic design, precise dispensing options, high-definition digital touch screen, integrated data management system, and effortless maintenance. Read more»
Shashank Gahlaut, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Zinc Oxide nanoflowers by chemical vapor deposition
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