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CHARACTERIZATION | ENERGY
Electrochemical high-speed AFM dynamically probes fast-charging battery materials
This nano-characterization technique enables investigation of the properties of fast-charging electrode materials during battery operation.
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ENERGY | POLYMERS & SOFT MATERIALS
Electrochemical energy-storage material architecture built brick-by-brick
With a conductive polymer coat, the “brick” delivers over 10,000 stable charge/discharge cycles.
Trigonal prismatic cage molecule enables new type of 3D covalent organic framework
This demonstrates potential for expanding the structural complexity of 3D COFs by using organic cages as the building units.
Special Symposium on Materials Approaches for Tackling COVID-19
Fighting COVID-19 is a multidisciplinary problem that requires much interdisciplinary collaboration between clinicians, biologists, materials engineers, computer scientists, and many other specialists.
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Digital communication through human touch
Instead of inserting a card or scanning a smartphone to make a payment, what if you could simply touch the machine with your finger?
Considerations for leveraging flexible loads to decarbonize electricity and transportation
As regions of the world increase their dependence on intermittent sources of power generation, the value proposition of flexible technologies will increase to improve the utilization of these resources.
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OPTOELECTRONICS & PHOTONICS
Hollow-core optical fiber is clearer than glass
An optical fiber with a hollow core could transmit higher power than standard solid-core fibers.
EDUCATION, POLICY, SOCIETY
Optical communication systems serve as the backbone of today's technologies
Compared to traditional copper cables, bundles of optical fibers transmit signals more quickly, with less attenuation over long distances, and suffer from far less electrical interference; they are also far more difficult to wiretap and far less valuable to scrap thieves. Optical fibers also have widespread use as sensors and in imaging difficult-to-reach spaces.
METALS & ALLOYS | MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
A review on the recent advances concerning the fatigue performance of titanium alloys for orthopedic applications
The fatigue behavior of the Ti alloys is complex, as is their microstructure, and should not be neglected when the alloys are being developed or improved to be applied in medical devices.
Journal of Materials Research
Measuring how dental procedures aerosolize particles
By measuring the dispersion of aerosolized particles during dental procedures, researchers are able to make recommendations on how to more safely continue dental training and patient care in the age of COVID-19.
QUANTUM MATERIALS | OPTOELECTRONICS & PHOTONICS
Light-Based Quantum Computer Exceeds Fastest Classical Supercomputers
The setup of lasers and mirrors effectively “solved” a problem far too complicated for even the largest traditional computer system.
BIOLOGICAL, BIOMEDICAL, BIOMATERIALS
Novel Antimicrobial Surfaces to Defeat COVID-19 Transmission
Rodica Cristescu, Roger J. Narayan, and Douglas B. Chrisey present a flavonoid-based antimicrobial surface coating fabricated by laser processing that has the potential to eradicate COVID-19 contact transmission. Quercetin-containing coatings showed better resistance to microbial colonization than antibiotic–containing ones.
Spin-guided scattering of light is observed in a liquid crystal
Spin selectivity in a disordered optical medium paves the way for topological photonics.
Join us in 2021 for these MRS OnDemand® Webinars
Jan 14 | Engineered Proteins as Multifunctional Materials
Sponsored by American Elements and Anton Paar USA
Jan 20 | Far from Equilibrium Effects of Electromagnetic Fields in Ceramics Synthesis
Jan 28 | Recent Advances in FTIR Spectroscopy: Multi-range, Fast-Scan, Evolved Gas Analysis, and More
Presented by PerkinElmer, Inc.
Design for recycling: The circular economy starts here
After more than 20 years in service, the earlier generations of renewable technologies, such as wind and solar, are nearing the end of their service lifetime. The result is a potential glut of components such as photovoltaic cells and wind turbine blades without a clear path to recycling or reuse.
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SAVE THE DATE!
Journal of Materials Research
Call for Papers: Focus Issue on Multi-material Additive Manufacturing
SUBMISSION DEADLINE—January 8, 2021
Call for Papers: Focus Issue on Multifunctional Halide Perovskites
SUBMISSION DEADLINE—February 1, 2021
In Situ Nanomechanical Test Instrument
The Bruker Nanomechanical Testing business has released the Hysitron PI 89 SEM PicoIndenter™ to provide nanomechanical testing capabilities inside a scanning electron microscope at higher loads and in more extreme environments than previously possible. Read more.
Web-based cloud engineering simulation platform
OnScale introduces OnScale Solve™, a
web-based cloud engineering simulation platform where users can
perform mechanical, thermal, coupled thermal-mechanical, analysis, dynamic mechanical, nonlinear
mechanics, thermal-fluid, and acoustic analysis. Read more.
Nano Christmas Tree
Venkatarao Selamneni, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus, India
A high magnification field emission scanning electron microscope image of NiS grown on cellulose paper using the hydrothermal synthesis method. The morphology looks like Nano Christmas Trees.
A 2nd place winner from the Science as Art competition at the 2020 MRS Fall Meeting.
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Materials360 is edited by Judy Meiksin, News Editor, Materials Research Society.