May 4th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Two new papers, one published in Nature and one in Advanced Materials, describe 3-D printing techniques that use silica nanoparticle inks—rather than molten glass itself—to to fabricate optically clear glass components with micrometer-scale resolution, a huge leap forward for the integration of glass materials into additive manufacturing.
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 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.
August 16th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
In the past couple weeks alone, significant innovations in next-generation electronic devices have made news. Check out these recent buzzworthy developments in tech research that are helping transform electronics as we know them.
August 10th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California are developing a material for protective military uniforms that is highly breathable yet protects from biological and chemical threats.
July 22nd, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
ACerS member Jay Narayan and his team at North Carolina State University have partnered with the U.S. Army Research Office to create a new way to integrate oxide materials with silicon chips—a development, the team says, that will lead to smarter, lighter, more efficient electronic devices.
June 1st, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Living Proof, and Olivo Labs have developed a new material that can smooth and protect skin and can be developed for better topical UV protection.
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 20th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Scientists at Pennsylvania State University are working on a new high-pressure technique that could open the door to more cost-effective production of large, flexible solar panels.
March 23rd, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
CoorsTek just announced this week that it is investing $120 million to build an advanced materials R&D facility in its headquarters city of Golden, Colo.