December 6th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
By further understanding the dependence between densification and grain growth, a University of California Davis team of researchers has devised a new process to fabricate fully dense ceramic parts with virtually no grain growth.
November 29th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Central Florida have developed a technique to incorporate 2-D materials into thin and flexible supercapacitor nanostructures that rapidly provide sufficient power and remain stable after countless charging cycles.
November 15th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at Rice University recently found that 2-D semiconducting molybdenum diselenide's tensile strength is more brittle than expected, due to the material's inherent flaws—as small as one missing atom can crack the material under strain.
October 19th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Yihui Zhang, a researcher from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, developed a 2-D to 3-D model solution to help engineers better fabricate shapes at a microscopic scale.
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 7th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Nanotechnology deals with all things science on the nanoscale—that’s on the order of 10^–9. Which is why this Sunday, 10/9, is National Nanotechnology Day. Here are some of the latest small-scale science discoveries that are sure to make a big impact.
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.
September 16th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Rice University (Houston, Texas) aren’t missing out on graphene’s skeletal potential—using spark plasma sintering of graphene flakes, the researchers fabricated 3-D porous solids from that they say will make an excellent bone replacement material.
September 9th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Scientists at the Australian National University developed a new spray-on, plastic-based coating that could be used to waterproof cell phones, prevent ice formation on airplanes, and protect boat hulls against corrosion.