January 13th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
Last week, the White House announced a new $259-million public-private partnership in the creation of the Department of Energy’s Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), which will accelerate the transition from concept to prototype.
November 19th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Growing forests of carbon nanotubes, high-temperature superconductors explained, new crystalline order for thermoelectric applications, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 19, 2014.
November 12th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Better catalysts for hydrogen generators, silicon shovels dig for rare earths, direct writing diamond patterns, Kevlar-based electronics, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 12, 2014.
October 22nd, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Lab say that ceramics can improve the batteries of tomorrow. Testing of a garnet ceramic material LLZO suggests that it might be the perfect protector for lithium anodes in batteries that last longer and do more.
October 19th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Local Motors, with help from Cincinnati Incorporated, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology, unveiled the world’s first 3D-printed car at September’s International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago.
October 1st, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Novel oxide electronics, reference nano-materials, graphene alternatives, flexible electronics, cheap solar cells, and LEDs, LEDs, LEDs.
September 5th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
The recycled rubber we so readily discard—some 290 million tires each year—could someday provide electricity to our electric vehicles or store solar or wind energy.
September 3rd, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Other materials stories that may be of interest for September 3, 2014.
August 27th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Other materials stories that may be of interest for August 27, 2014.
August 5th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Materials’ surfaces are really important because they influence how something interacts with the rest of the world—and big advances in the understanding and fabrication of surfaces mean big advances in how those surfaces can function.