October 20th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team of University of Michigan researchers has developed a strategy to observe dendrite formation in batteries in real time—observations that will help scientists understand how dendrites form and ultimately develop better future batteries.
October 18th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
The continuing trend for electronics is to pack more power into a smaller device that requires less energy input. Two significant materials research advances—one published in Nature and one published in Science—are moving precisely in that direction.
October 18th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden, developed a new electronic "paper" that is bendable, ultra thin, and transmits the same rich color spectrum of a typical LED display—but it requires ten times less energy to power it than a Kindle e-reader.
October 14th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Michigan have devised a technique using mass-producible methods to fabricate thin films of LLZO ceramic, which could help improve the safety of lithium-ion batteries.
October 14th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Back by popular demand this year, ACerS will be handing out free collectible buttons at choice lectures and events at MS&T16 in Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct. 23–27. Find out how you can get your hands on these coveted baubles.
October 12th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Televisions have drastically evolved since their cathode ray tube beginnings, and they are still going places—and if Panasonic is any prognosticator, the TVs of the future will be nearly invisible in our homes.
October 7th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Every first Friday of October, manufacturing companies and organizations join the movement to raise awareness about U.S. manufacturing. From 3-D printing to solar to next-gen electronics, check out some of the materials manufacturing buzz we've been following this year.
September 30th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Due to recent events that happened in Turkey, the 15th Conference & Exhibition of the European Ceramic Society (ECerS 2017) will be held July 9–13 in Budapest, Hungary, instead of Istanbul
September 26th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Manchester in the U.K. have devised a strategy that gives new use to diatom shells, using the silica shells as scaffolds for building atomic sheets of molybdenum disulfide.
September 20th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Drexel University and Korea Institute of Science & Technology are working together to develop new materials into incredibly thin and lightweight films than can more effectively block electromagnetic radiation.