July 31st, 2018 | by Eileen De Guire
A new paper reports success making nanocomposites with wildly dissimilar materials by the cold sintering process. Each constituent brings functional properties, and the composite’s properties are better than either constituent alone.
March 20th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Researchers at Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) recently demonstrated graphene’s potential as a hair dye that is easily applied, resists washing out, and is much less toxic than current hair coloring methods.
February 6th, 2018 | by April Gocha
A group of researchers from Drexel University and KAIST in South Korea has shown that titanium carbide MXene thin films have superior gas sensing ability over existing gas sensor materials, making them particularly suitable for enabling the next generation of medical diagnostic sensor technologies.
January 26th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have created a high-performance ceramic composite that is strong, durable, and resistant to heat and radiation. The findings could be useful in industries that require highly functional and durable ceramic materials—such as nuclear power plants, aerospace, and oil and gas industries.
October 25th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Taming 'wild' electrons in graphene, novel process facilitates production of high-voltage lithium-ion cathodes, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 25, 2017.
October 18th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Atom-thick alloys with unanticipated magnetic properties, battery based on sodium may offer more cost-effective storage than lithium, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 18, 2017.
July 18th, 2017 | by April Gocha
IBM scientists report that they have developed a simple technique to peel extremely thin layers of gallium nitride from a bulk wafer of the material—a breakthrough in manufacturing techniques for this expensive material.
February 22nd, 2017 | by April Gocha
'Scotch tape' and laser beams craft new material that could improve LED screens, stem cell technique shows promise for bone repair, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 22, 2017.
February 8th, 2017 | by April Gocha
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.
January 18th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Scientists create first 2-D electride, researchers use nature's weaving formula to engineer advanced functional materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 18, 2017.