June 12th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have demonstrated that flash sintered yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) acquires metal-like plasticity at room temperature. This discovery could prove to be useful in using YSZ as a thermal barrier coating for aircraft engine blades.
December 5th, 2017 | by April Gocha
An interdisciplinary group of scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have harnessed intense computation, data, and modeling power to determine how disordered solids fail, an understanding that could help engineer custom materials, such as glass that is less likely to break.
January 4th, 2017 | by April Gocha
How to tell when a nanoparticle is out of shape, highly stretchable conductive material can be electrically activated and can heal itself, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 4, 2017.
October 27th, 2015 | by April Gocha
Cyclic healing removes dislocations in metal, how snakes resist abrasion, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 27, 2015.
April 3rd, 2015 | by April Gocha
New research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology adds another to the list of things that aren't as they seem—the effect of dislocations on ionic transport within metal oxides.