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External electric field controls grain boundaries in electroceramics
The resulting improvement in dielectric properties may enable a new dimension in ceramic manufacturing.
Different EET mechanism generates energy in bacteria
The redox-active compound riboflavin (vitamin B2) and other flavin-related compounds serve as conduits for electron transfer.
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Corrosion and stress play separate roles in Ag–Au alloy failure
Decoupling roles of corrosion in noble metal alloys suggests ways to combat intergranular stress–corrosion cracking.
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Frontiers of solid-state batteries
Jagjit Nanda, Chongmin Wang, and Ping Liu examine the various materials and interfacial challenges that limit the performance and stability of solid-state batteries—the holy grail of next-generation battery technology.
Congratulations to Hortense Le Ferrand, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore!
Recipient of the MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publications Prize. The award will be presented at the 2018 MRS Fall Meeting.
Announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2018
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 was awarded “for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics” with one half to Arthur Ashkin “for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems,” the other half jointly to Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland “for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses.”
Remote-controlled wearable tribo-sensor is compatible with water
Researchers demonstrate how the tribo-sensor wirelessly powers a light bulb, an electric fan, and a microwave oven.
Making paints whiter and cooler
Porous polymer coating achieves cooling even under strong sunlight.
3D models of the bone marrow in health and disease: yesterday, today, and tomorrow
The fabrication methods of three-dimensional bone marrow models and implementations recapturing bone marrow functions in health and diseases are presented Annamarija Raic and co-authors.
Method introduced for controlling nanomotors
Laser light increases, stops, and reverses the rotation of nanomotors.
White paper: Printable graphene inks stabilized with cellulosic polymers
Solution-based graphene inks have begun to accelerate the development of this promising two-dimensional
sp2-bonded carbon nanomaterial for practical technologies.
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Focus Issue: Fundamental Understanding and Applications of High-Entropy Alloys
Volume 33, Issue 19, October 12, 2018
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NASA At 60: A Driving Force For Materials Science And Technology Innovation
NASA has been a hub of innovation over the last six decades, though perhaps not for the materials that immediately spring to mind.
“Science Debate” questions US political candidates on science policy
Beyond the role of the government in funding and promoting innovation through R&D, several of the Science Debate questions raise issues that are relevant to the materials community.
Lake Shore’s MeasureReady™ 155 current & voltage source named R&D 100 Award finalist
A finalist in the Analytical/Test category, the 155 is an ultra-low-noise, simple-to-use AC/DC current and voltage source for a wide range of material research applications. When characterizing materials, the cleaner the excitation signal, the better the measurements. The 155 provides the precise, low-noise output needed for such measurements, in part because it employs the same proven noise-rejection technology used in Lake Shore’s cryogenic thermometry products.
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7 amazing body parts that can now be 3D printed
Just a few years ago, the idea of "printing" a body part seemed like the stuff of science fiction. It's now becoming a reality, and not just for high-tech research laboratories.
"Antenna Spray Paint" Could Unlock the Potential of Smart Technology
The water-soluble titanium carbide powder called MXene transmits radio waves when applied as a thin and even invisible coating.
“Robotics Skins” turn everyday objects into robots
Robotic skins contain embedded sensors and actuators and can impart controlled motions onto the objects they are wrapped around.
Nurturing transformative U.S. energy research: Two guiding principles
The principles identified by Venkatesh Narayanamurti and Jeffrey Y. Tsao are (1) focus on people, not projects; and (2) culturally insulate research from development, but not science from technology.
MRS Energy & Sustainability
Can we engineer ourselves to be lucky scientists?
Good fortune is tricky to plan for, but researchers might be able to encourage it to come their way.
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Palpable 3D-printed copper microstructures
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