July 10th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have demonstrated a new toughening mechanism for nanoceramics by studying weak interfaces in nanocrystalline ceramics. Their method could improve impact resistance without compromising functional properties.
June 29th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have developed a glass composite that could be used in fabricating intricate objects. "Glassomer," a material made of a polymer and quartz, could be useful in a wide variety of industrial applications.
June 26th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
3-D printing typically involves only one material. Researchers have now developed a way to print multiple materials in one process. This method could eventually replace welding and other materials joining technologies.
June 22nd, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers discovered that a chemical reaction that takes place when a performance-enhancing additive is mixed into a lithium battery’s electrolyte can suppress its decomposition—similar to the pickling process. This discovery could lead to higher-performing batteries.
June 19th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Scientists have developed an environmentally-friendly material that could eventually replace conventional Portland cement in concrete. The new composite, consisting mostly of fly ash, was found to be as structurally strong as Portland cement.
June 12th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have demonstrated that flash sintered yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) acquires metal-like plasticity at room temperature. This discovery could prove to be useful in using YSZ as a thermal barrier coating for aircraft engine blades.
May 29th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Scientists from the University of Exeter have developed a process for producing an environmentally-friendly concrete that incorporates graphene at the nanoscale. The new concrete material is stronger and more water resistant than existing concretes.
May 25th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have developed a groundbreaking proof-of-concept battery that interweaves the anode, cathode, and separator in a self-assembling structure. Their work could change the way future batteries are designed for more efficient charging.
May 22nd, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have discovered a way to process carbon nanotubes using an inexpensive mass-produced solvent to disperse them without using additional chemical reactions. Their breakthrough could pave the way for future carbon nanotube research.
May 11th, 2018 | by April Gocha
A company called MetaShield has developed a simple, spray-on, nanoparticle-based coating—and now independent laboratory testing verifies that the coating significantly enhances the impact resistance of glass.