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.
August 24th, 2016 | by April Gocha
New method to purify carbon nanotubes, solid batteries improve safety, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 24, 2016.
March 2nd, 2016 | by April Gocha
Flexible solar cells could happen, industrial nanoparticles pose no threat, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 2, 2015.
December 3rd, 2015 | by April Gocha
An Iowa State University research team led by Xiaoli Tan recently discovered that Sr and Nb co-doped polycrystalline ceramics can generate the highest reported electrostrain value to date in any lead-free polycrystalline ceramic and represents a 50% improvement over previous results.
March 25th, 2015 | by April Gocha
A team from the Carnegie Institute for Science recently discovered five rare forms of silica that form under extreme pressures at room temperature
November 5th, 2014 | by April Gocha
New research into a rare form of silica, stishovite, shows that the metastable material gets tough by a unique mechanism—transitioning from a crystalline to amorphous structure.