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Liquid crystals template polymer nanofiber arrays
This new approach to synthesizing nanofiber arrays displays versatility and scalability.
Polarization-induced conductance at complex oxide interface is direction-dependent
The interface between two oxides reveals itself as a conducting channel dependent on the polarization direction of the ferroelectric material.
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Record resolution achieved in real-time plasmonic photocatalytic reaction imaging
Using a light coupled environmental TEM, researchers observe and control photocatalytic reactions with sub-2nm spatial resolution.
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Piezotronics and piezo-phototronics with third-generation semiconductors
Researchers are exploiting piezoelectricity in semiconductors to enhance electronic and photonic devices. See the accompanying webinar.
Voltage-controlled magnetoelectric memory and logic devices
In this review, Xiang Li and co-authors share perspectives to address the challenges in magnetoelectric
memory and logic prototypes using the voltage-controlled magnetic anisotropy.
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This button-size device could tell you if you're getting too much sun
Mini-dosimeters monitor exposure to ultraviolet rays.
Mind over matter: Artificial intelligence and materials science
The convergence of digital and physical technologies lies at the heart of the fourth industrial revolution. The marriage of artificial intelligence and materials science represents one of the clearest examples.
Goodfellow announces major expansion of their range of PEEK materials
Now offering 12 different forms of polyetheretherketone (PEEK)—film, sheet, fiber, monofilament, powder, granule, tube, rod, mesh, bolt, nut, and washer—Goodfellow is able to meet application requirements in an extraordinarily wide range of industries. Of special note is the addition of more semi-crystalline unfilled, mineral-filled, and black cosmetic grades of Victrex Aptiv™ PEEK film along with a mineral-filled amorphous grade film.
Goodfellow is an MRS Corporate Partner. The Corporate Partner Program supports the Materials Research Society Foundation.
Improving the efficiency of concentrating solar power systems
The US Department of Energy launched a collaborative effort to build a third-generation
Concentrating Solar Power (GEN3 CSP) demonstration site, which will test and validate heat
transfer and thermal storage above 700°C.
Hideo Hosono: 2018 Von Hippel Award recipient and passionate materials scientist
Imagine getting inspiration for your PhD thesis from the work of one scientist, to the point that his work is all that you and your advisor talk about, and then one day getting the opportunity to talk to that person over Skype?
Nanodome architectures lighting our way to sustainable energy!
In this article, we will learn about a development in solar devices which has improved their efficiency.
Homes are becoming smarter
A new laboratory from Europe’s Joint Research Centre is set to evaluate dozens of smart devices and how they can communicate with each other.
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January 23 | Mechanical Behavior of Nanocomposites, Sponsored by Gatan, Inc. and Goodfellow Corporation
February 20 | Bio-inspired “Far From Equilibrium” Materials
Modulation of carbon nanotube (CNT) yield and type through the collective effects of initially deposited catalyst amount and MgO underlayer annealing temperature
Takashi Tsuji and co-authors observations may explain low yield single-wall CNT (SWCNT) growth, high yield SWCNT growth, and high yield multiwall CNT growth.
Smart textiles - Future of fashion
The field of smart textiles has been advancing rapidly over the last decade and has found applications in a variety of industries, including sports, medicine, and military. This work focuses on designing and producing functional fibers/yarns for wearable smart textile applications including energy storage and harvesting, sensing (e.g., pressure, strain, and temperature), and electromagnetic interference shielding.
Produced by Simge Uzun, Bilen Akuzum, Genevieve Dion, and Yury Gogotsi, Drexel University, USA
Second place winner in the 2018 MRS Science in Video competition, sponsored by the Materials Research Society Foundation, Goodfellow Corporation, and A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute.
I see skies of blue...
Coloration can be due to the presence of a pigment, or of a structure.
Hortense Le Ferrand
June 26-28, 2019 | University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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XJet alumina is the latest ceramic material to be released
Additive manufacturing company XJet Ltd. unveils a new ceramic material, alumina, which offers very good electrical insulation, extremely high mechanical strength, high compressive strength, and high hardness; it differs from zirconia in that it has lower wear resistance, making it simple to machine and refine both before and after firing. Read more.
Benchtop Pro freeze dryers includes an Omnitronics™ controller
SP Scientific's Omnitronics™ controller is driven by an industrial-grade programmable logic controller, which provides extreme versatility while remaining intuitively easy to use. Incorporating a full color touch screen the controller enables users to configure setup of a vast range of important parameters on their Benchtop Pro freeze dryer. Read more.
MXene turtle under the sea
Armin VahidMohammadi and Majid Beidaghi, Auburn University, USA
Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) image of a two-dimensional V2CTx MXene particle showing similarities to the head of an imaginary giant turtle under the sea. The V2CTx particle is synthesized by selective etching of Al atoms from V2AlC MAX phase and is a promising electrode material for energy storage devices such as supercapacitors and batteries. Fake colors were added using computer software without manipulation of the original image.
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