July 26th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at the University of California Riverside and the University of Georgia say they’ve integrated graphene with tantalum sulfide and hexagonal boron nitride to create the first useful device that exploits the potential of charge-density waves to modulate an electrical current through a 2-D material.
July 19th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Continuing the trend towards novel industry–academia partnerships, Morgan Advanced Materials and Pennsylvania State University recently announced they’re pairing up to form a new R&D center focused solely on advancing carbon materials.
July 8th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Lab (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) have developed a new process that turns to bacteria to manufacture semiconductor nanoparticles, harnessing the bacteria in giant reactors to manufacture zinc sulfide quantum dots via nanofermentation.
June 14th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
In the mission to make glass smarter, researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia have developed a method for embedding light-emitting nanoparticles into glass without losing any of the nanoparticles' unique properties.
June 8th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
When it comes to ceramic materials, body armor is a familiar and favorite topic. But better materials for protecting the lives of those in the line of duty extend beyond ceramics, too.
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 31st, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have devised a photocurable liquid material that just might give glass the advantage—called Liquid Glass, the silica-containing nanocomposite can be converted into solid glass after molding.
May 24th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at Rice University have built upon their novel conductive graphene composite coating for surface ice removal. The team now says the material has tunable capabilities that can keep large areas free of ice and snow in a wide range of temperature conditions.
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.
May 2nd, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Colorado School of Mines and the University of Florida are well on their way to solving grain boundaries’ secrets—the team recently achieved unprecedented atom-by-atom visualization of the chemical composition of grain boundaries.