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.
May 26th, 2015 | by April Gocha
A group of researchers from the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, Hamburg University of Technology, and Nestle has taken chocolately materials science goodness a step further by studying just how fat bloom forms on the surface of chocolate.
November 5th, 2014 | by April Gocha
New research into a rare form of silica, stishovite, shows that the metastable material gets tough by a unique mechanism—transitioning from a crystalline to amorphous structure.