October 20th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team of University of Michigan researchers has developed a strategy to observe dendrite formation in batteries in real time—observations that will help scientists understand how dendrites form and ultimately develop better future batteries.
October 19th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Engineering LEGO-like building blocks, flexible lithium-ions are evolving batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 19, 2016.
September 21st, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Keeping fuel-efficiency paramount, automotive manufacturer Nissan recently unveiled its latest concept car—the BladeGlider, which “combines zero-emissions with high-performance in a revolutionary sports car design,” according to a Nissan press release.
May 5th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Engineers at the University of Southern California, University of California, San Diego, and the California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, Calif.) created a new metallic glass material with an unusual chemical structure that makes it incredibly hard and yet elastic.
April 13th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
A nanoporous material that breathes, chocolates inspire thin shell designs, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 13, 2016.
November 24th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Laser refrigerates liquids, ORNL watches fuel cell catalysts evolve, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 24, 2015.
September 9th, 2015 | by Thomas H. Loewe
Even though glass is usually not directly visible when used in energy technology, it is indispensable—and it holds immense potential for the energy landscape of the future.
May 12th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Materials science in forensics, new NIST director, three-atom-thick electronic sheets, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 12, 2015.
April 22nd, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Research from the University of Illinois at Chicago shows that magnesium ions—with two positive charges—can replace single-charge lithium ions in future batteries.
April 15th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Stilbene crystals detect radioactivity, worlds largest stretchy database, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 15, 2015.