July 10th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have demonstrated a new toughening mechanism for nanoceramics by studying weak interfaces in nanocrystalline ceramics. Their method could improve impact resistance without compromising functional properties.
June 20th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have taken inspiration from conch shells to develop a 3-D printing technique that can build composite materials with incredible toughness.
January 6th, 2015 | by April Gocha
A new study confirms that unique aluminum-containing crystals that form in Roman concrete are behind the material’s robust strength and durability.