March 7th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team of researchers at the University of Texas at Austin is trying to revolutionize the battery world with a new and improved all-solid-state sodium-ion battery that has three times higher energy density than today’s lithium-ions.
March 2nd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have devised a procedure for fabricating ceramic foams that can be used to 3-D print cellular materials that combine both microscale and macroscale porosity.
February 15th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, and Dow Electronic Materials has developed two-way LEDs that can both emit and harvest light—and may enable next-gen, smart touchless displays.
February 8th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Kansas State University have devised and patented a simple, inexpensive, and scalable method to mass produce graphene—using only hydrocarbon gas, oxygen, and a spark plug.
February 7th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory in collaboration with researchers at Northwestern University have discovered that some organic ferroelectric materials are composed of crystal planes that atomically slide past one another, providing them with flexibility.
January 26th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have devised a technique to transform bulk materials into oxide nanowires at room temperature and pressure, without the use of catalysts, toxic chemicals, or expensive processes.
January 20th, 2017 | by Eileen De Guire
Electronic Materials and Applications welcomed a record 391 attendees to Orlando, Florida, for the eighth edition of this conference.
January 17th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Maryland have designed a way to insert an ultrathin layer of aluminum oxide in between a garnet ceramic electrolyte and electrodes of solid-state batteries, decreasing impedance by 300-fold and allowing the energy to flow.
January 10th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
The 2017 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show wrapped up its annual exhibition showcasing all the latest consumer electronics and technology this past weekend in Las Vegas, and the show’s expansive 43 football fields worth of tech displayed that our world is getting altogether smarter, brighter, more virtual, more connected, and entirely robotic.
January 6th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Just as in 2015 and 2016, I’m going to peer into my crystal ball and make some predictions about what will be big in the materials science world in the coming year.