November 29th, 2017 | by April Gocha
On earth, most perovskite structures are found within the planet’s mantle, and they’re found in high abundance—perovskites make up 93% of the lower mantle’s mass and 38% of earth’s total mass, according to a recent Science Magazine video.
April 20th, 2017 | by April Gocha
The May 2017 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring articles about Gorilla Glass automotive windshields, 3-D-printed polymer-derived CMCs, a composite-like semiconductor crystal, and dynamics of glass relaxation—is now available online.
March 23rd, 2017 | by April Gocha
By processing samples of silicon nitride under high pressure and heat, researchers at the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron have converted an originally opaque hexagonal crystal structure into optically transparent cubic silicon nitride.
February 10th, 2017 | by April Gocha
A collaboration of researchers from Purdue University and beyond is using a $3 million grant to take an up close look at flash sintering in a massive effort to broaden applications of the technique.
September 21st, 2016 | by April Gocha
New machine mills in nanometer precision, advancing lithium-air batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 21, 2016.
January 6th, 2016 | by April Gocha
Boron nitride flexes its muscles, five things to know about crystals, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 6, 2016.
February 17th, 2015 | by April Gocha
Researchers at North Carolina State University have pioneered a new imaging method that is allowing them to peer inside a material’s atomic organization to precisely map the location of distortions, a unique perspective that is allowing them to see how those distortions affect the material’s properties.
October 31st, 2014 | by April Gocha
McGill University scientists have devised a complex setup to capture a microscopic glimpse of an ultrafast process—the semiconductor–metal transition in vanadium dioxide.