December 15th, 2017 | by April Gocha
The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University has used high-temperature superconducting ceramic materials to set a new world record for the strongest superconducting magnet, with a field strength of 32 tesla.
June 9th, 2016 | by April Gocha
Researchers at Harvard University have devised a different way to generate longer lasting fuel cells, this time using quantum materials.
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.
March 4th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Is the key to large-scale solar power storage rusting before our eyes? Researchers at Stanford University (Stanford, Calif.) found that ordinary metal oxides, such as rust, can be made into solar cells capable of splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen by day for energy use at night.
January 20th, 2016 | by April Gocha
Molten metal batteries, electromagnetic properties of graphene-BN materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 20, 2015.
June 30th, 2015 | by April Gocha
Solar powered sensors prove their efficiency, single-catalyst water splitters go all night, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 30, 2015.
November 19th, 2014 | by April Gocha
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.
October 22nd, 2014 | by April Gocha
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.
September 9th, 2014 | by April Gocha
Scientists at the University of California, Davis have caught the first-ever glimpse of a borosilicate glass transition under pressure, a finding that may help unlock some of glass's secrets.