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.
October 18th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Atom-thick alloys with unanticipated magnetic properties, battery based on sodium may offer more cost-effective storage than lithium, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 18, 2017.
September 12th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Researchers at Jožef Stefan Institute (Ljubljana, Slovenia), the National Institute of Chemistry (Ljubljana, Slovenia), and Stockholm University (Stockholm, Sweden) have developed a new method to rapidly and evenly densify nanoceramics, offering incredible potential to save a lot of time and energy in sintering processes.
September 8th, 2017 | by April Gocha
A team led by researchers at the University of California, Davis has published new research showing that diffusion isn’t the only consideration when it comes to controlling grain growth.
August 16th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Flatter materials have fewer imperfections and make for better solar cells and light sensors, new battery material goes with the flow, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 16, 2017.
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.
December 6th, 2016 | by April Gocha
By further understanding the dependence between densification and grain growth, a University of California Davis team of researchers has devised a new process to fabricate fully dense ceramic parts with virtually no grain growth.
October 5th, 2016 | by April Gocha
Harnessing possibilities of the nanoworld, food additive boosts solar cells, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 5, 2016.
May 2nd, 2016 | by April Gocha
Researchers at Colorado School of Mines and the University of Florida are well on their way to solving grain boundaries’ secrets—the team recently achieved unprecedented atom-by-atom visualization of the chemical composition of grain boundaries.