July 10th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have demonstrated a new toughening mechanism for nanoceramics by studying weak interfaces in nanocrystalline ceramics. Their method could improve impact resistance without compromising functional properties.
January 15th, 2018 | by Eileen De Guire
Optical fiber networks form the backbones of wireless communication and data transmission, but scattering nonlinearities limit transmission. A series of four new open-access papers introduce a unified materials approach to finding new and better optical fiber glasses without intrinsic nonlinearities.
July 20th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
ACerS Cements Division held a successful meeting July 10–13 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. The 7th Advances in Cement-Based Materials conference brought together 113 academics, students, and cements professionals from around the globe.
July 31st, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
ACerS’ Cements Division held their 6th Advances in Cement-based Materials meeting in Manhattan, Kan., July 20-22 and, by all accounts, it was a solid success. The meeting featured cutting-edge research, tutorials, and awards presentations.
October 22nd, 2014 | by April Gocha
Superfast LEDs, ultrafast charging batteries, lead-free glass inks, dissolvable silicon, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 22, 2014.
June 11th, 2014 | by Eileen De Guire
Researchers have experimentally shown that lithium cobalt oxide (LiCoO2)—the MVP of electrochemical energy storage—can be controlled over a “considerable” range
October 21st, 2013 | by Eileen De Guire
New solar thermophotovoltaic emitter photonic crystals operate at temperatures more than 1000˚C. Materials include tungsten, tungsten coated with hafnium dioxide, and hafnium dioxide
June 21st, 2013 | by Jim Destefani
Micro Li-ion battery (SEM view above) is manufactured using 3D printing to deposit anode and cathode materials (red and purple, …
May 21st, 2013 | by Eileen De Guire
Interdisciplinary team demonstrates superconducting qualities of topological insulators Topological insulators (TIs) are an exciting new type of material that on …
March 19th, 2013 | by Eileen De Guire
Bio for nano: Engineers work to create new biomaterials with energy technology applications University of Delaware materials science professors Darrin …