July 28th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team of scientists at Northwestern University has discovered that some ferroelectric materials are hiding a surprise. Layered perovskites don’t conform to conventional wisdom—instead, these materials completely turn off polarization if enough strain is applied to them.
July 26th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the company IRE-Polus have developed a ceramic-based laser that can has just the right wavelength to cut its way into key industries.
July 15th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at University of Kaiserslautern and Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques in Kaiserslautern, Germany, have developed a technique that uses time of flight measurements from terahertz pulses to resolve individual layers within multilayered surfaces—now all the way down to 4 micrometers.
June 27th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
The Materials Project—a public database of materials property data launched in 2011—just released another massive chunk of data, complete with user-friendly tools to explore and analyze that data.
June 23rd, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at Corning Inc. (Corning, N.Y.) and Aalborg University (Aalborg, Denmark) have turned to computer modeling to help develop a glass-specific genome that will allow exploration and tailoring of specific properties of functional glasses.
June 22nd, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, are using the power of data to help develop new materials for extreme environments.
June 9th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Harvard University have devised a different way to generate longer lasting fuel cells, this time using quantum materials.
June 6th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers from Drexel University (Philadelphia, Pa.), Linkoping University in Sweden, and Imperial College London think that they can make borides better—by giving the material a protective layer of aluminum, the scientists have developed the world’s first corrosion-resistant boride.
May 17th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
News from Queen Mary University of London reports that U.K. scientists have developed a new and improved bioglass toothpaste formulation called BioMin, which can address tooth sensitivity and help prevent tooth decay and acid erosion.
May 11th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Rice University scientists—and collaborators from the University of Tennessee, Texas A&M Engineering, and Second Baptist School—have discovered that they can use Tesla coils to direct long-range self-assembly of carbon nanotubes.