November 3rd, 2017 | by April Gocha
Researchers at the University of Sussex have developed a new touchscreen material from graphene and silver nanowires that offers several improvements over the industry standard, indium tin oxide, and could enable smartphone screens that aren’t composed entirely of glass.
September 27th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Assembly of nanoparticles proceeds like a zipper, advanced lithium-ion and metal-air batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 27, 2017.
August 29th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A research collaboration has resulted in a new desalination process, using carbon nanotube "straws" to filter out salt from seawater. It could prove to be the next step in getting clean water to underdeveloped countries.
August 8th, 2017 | by April Gocha
A team at the University of Texas at Austin has developed a wearable electronic sensor that incorporates wonder material graphene, allowing the temporary tattoo-like sensor to measure electrical activity from the heart, muscles, brain, and more.
August 2nd, 2017 | by April Gocha
Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks, novel technique using graphene to create solar cells, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 2, 2017.
July 12th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Insights into thermal behavior of metal nitride nanowires could advance optical electronics, first battery-free cellphone makes calls by harvesting ambient power, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 12, 2017.
July 5th, 2017 | by April Gocha
2-D material's traits could send electronics R&D spinning in new directions, screen-printed batteries for renewables on the way, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 5, 2017.
June 27th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Scientists at Rice University and Tianjin University have developed a method of making graphene foam blocks out of powdered sugar and nickel powder using 3–D laser printing—an approach that could pave the way for mass production of graphene.
June 1st, 2017 | by April Gocha
Although boomboxes were once thought of as compact, today's audio options are entering into uncharted territory—new developments with new materials are enabling atomically thin speakers and audio devices that are integrated into everyday objects.
April 26th, 2017 | by April Gocha
A once forgotten element holds promise for the future of electronics, mathematical model may accelerate design of high-power batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 28, 2017.