February 15th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, and Dow Electronic Materials has developed two-way LEDs that can both emit and harvest light—and may enable next-gen, smart touchless displays.
December 28th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Nano-modified aerospace composites from carbon nanotubes, bacteria-powered battery built from a single sheet of paper, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 28, 2017.
November 15th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at Rice University recently found that 2-D semiconducting molybdenum diselenide's tensile strength is more brittle than expected, due to the material's inherent flaws—as small as one missing atom can crack the material under strain.
November 15th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Lehigh University report that in addition to gallium nitride’s checklist of other useful properties, the material has a wear rate that approaches that of diamonds—which could open the material’s foray into even more diverse applications.
October 18th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
The continuing trend for electronics is to pack more power into a smaller device that requires less energy input. Two significant materials research advances—one published in Nature and one published in Science—are moving precisely in that direction.
October 5th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Harnessing possibilities of the nanoworld, food additive boosts solar cells, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 5, 2016.
September 2nd, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Carolyn Primus of Avalon Biomed interviewed on national TV show, Stratasys demonstrates tech to boost 3-D printing, business spend $341B on 2014 R&D, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for September 2, 2016.
August 10th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Carbon nanotubes stitch together composites, Olympians suit up in high-tech apparel, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 10, 2016.
July 26th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at the University of California Riverside and the University of Georgia say they’ve integrated graphene with tantalum sulfide and hexagonal boron nitride to create the first useful device that exploits the potential of charge-density waves to modulate an electrical current through a 2-D material.
July 13th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Bowties to advance quantum phenomena, recycled plastic lumber, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 13, 2016.