July 18th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
IBM scientists report that they have developed a simple technique to peel extremely thin layers of gallium nitride from a bulk wafer of the material—a breakthrough in manufacturing techniques for this expensive material.
March 29th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Nanotube film may resolve longevity problem of challenger solar cells, Non-toxic thermoelectric material generates electricity through hot and cold, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 29, 2017.
January 11th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Nano-chimneys can cool circuits, three-layer nanoparticle catalysts improve zinc-air batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 11, 2017.
November 29th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Central Florida have developed a technique to incorporate 2-D materials into thin and flexible supercapacitor nanostructures that rapidly provide sufficient power and remain stable after countless charging cycles.
November 16th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Graphene templates make new metal-oxide nanostructures, green process to produce carbon fibers for rocket nozzles gets patent, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 16, 2016.
October 26th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
A better method to manufacture silicon nanowires, new 3-D design for mobile microbatteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 26, 2016.
October 21st, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Usable Glass Strength Coalition awards $80,000, Crystal Ceramics gets major expansion, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for October 21, 2016.
August 12th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Scientists at the University of Cambridge in England are taking an in-depth look at the way in which information is processed and transmitted in electronic devices. They've developed a miniature electro-optical switch that they say can boost the power and efficiency of small electronics.
August 3rd, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Engineers bake up nanolayered composites, light-modified chalcogenide glass modifies light, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 3, 2016.
July 8th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Lab (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) have developed a new process that turns to bacteria to manufacture semiconductor nanoparticles, harnessing the bacteria in giant reactors to manufacture zinc sulfide quantum dots via nanofermentation.