July 31st, 2018 | by Eileen De Guire
A new paper reports success making nanocomposites with wildly dissimilar materials by the cold sintering process. Each constituent brings functional properties, and the composite’s properties are better than either constituent alone.
April 27th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Scientists at Drexel University have devised a new method to produce MXenes from MAX phases containing an “A” element other than aluminum—a development that could open novel opportunities in MXene synthesis.
September 26th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Salt has long been used on roads and sidewalks to melt snow and ice, but it can destroy vehicles and the environment over time. Researchers have developed a method for melting snow and ice using paraffin, which is less expensive and environmentally-friendly.
September 12th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have uncovered a process to increase the safety of future lithium batteries. By adding nanodiamonds to an electrolyte solution, they were able to prevent dendrite growth, a major cause of lithium battery fires.
August 1st, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have designed battery electrodes using MXene, a highly conductive material, that could accelerate battery-charging times. The research could also solve the electric vehicle industry's battery-charging challenges.
September 30th, 2016 | by April Gocha
Researchers at Drexel University report on their studies of MAX phase ceramics that describe a completely new observation of how materials deform—a finding with broad implications for various other kinds of layered materials.
September 20th, 2016 | by April Gocha
Researchers at Drexel University and Korea Institute of Science & Technology are working together to develop new materials into incredibly thin and lightweight films than can more effectively block electromagnetic radiation.
August 5th, 2016 | by April Gocha
Researchers at Drexel University (Philadelphia, Pa.), along with collaborators at the University of Sydney in Australia, are looking to the body’s immune system for insight into why some ceramic scaffold materials promote healing better than others.
June 3rd, 2016 | by April Gocha
CoorsTek acquires Philips ceramics, Corning and Saint-Gobain's joint glass venture, funds seek to recover critical materials, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for June 3, 2016.
February 22nd, 2016 | by April Gocha
An international team of researchers have grown carbon films that allow microchips and power sources to be combined into one, opening the door to integrated power and smaller electronic devices.