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By Lisa McDonald / October 26, 2022

3D nanocomposites boost heat dissipation in electronics, DOE equity plan requirements, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 26, 2022.

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Keeping water sources metal free: One-step method produces functionalized MXene for fast mercury removal

By Lisa McDonald / October 25, 2022

Heavy metal contamination in aquatic ecosystems can lead to negative effects on human health. In a recent paper, researchers from Drexel University and Temple University developed a simple one-step method to fabricate functionalized Ti3C2Tx MXene for mercury removal from water.

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Rods and wires and tubes, oh my! High-temperature laser-assisted synthesis of boron nanomaterials

By Lisa McDonald / October 21, 2022

In the past decade, computational research has dominated over experimental studies of boron nanomaterials. A recent open-access paper contributes a new addition to the experimental literature by demonstrating that double-pulse laser ablation can be used to synthesize boron nanorods, nanowires, and nanotubes.

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Video: Shallow-water mining is not the answer to deep-sea mining

By Lisa McDonald / October 19, 2022

Because of the environmental and economic concerns associated with mining mineral deposits on the deep seabed, some companies and countries are considering shallow-water mining instead. A recent open-access paper raises concerns about viewing shallow-water mining as an eco-alternative to deep-sea mining.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / October 19, 2022

‘Inflatable’ concrete houses, rooftop wind energy innovation, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 19, 2022.

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Global themes ‘steel’ the show at ACerS 124th Annual Meeting at MS&T22 in Pittsburgh

By Lisa McDonald / October 18, 2022

More than 3,000 people converged in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Oct. 9–12, 2022, for ACerS 124th Annual Meeting at MS&T22, which featured two newly co-located commercial exhibitions. Read a summary of all that occurred during the four-day conference.

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Searching for strength: Researchers investigate whether uniform grain size improves properties of 3D-printed cemented carbides

By Lisa McDonald / October 18, 2022

Additive manufacturing offers a potentially easier way to fabricate cemented carbide parts. In a recent paper, researchers from Global Tungsten & Powders Corp. in Pennsylvania explored whether ensuring a uniform grain size in the 3D-printed part will improve its properties.

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New research center for solid-state batteries is MUSIC to researchers’ ears

By Lisa McDonald / October 14, 2022

The newly announced Mechanochemical Understanding of Solid Ion Conductors (MUSIC) research center will see the University of Michigan and eight partner institutions explore the use of ceramic ion conductors as replacements for traditional liquid electrolytes. Learn where research on solid-state batteries currently stands.

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Video: Glass bead geoengineering to protect sea ice may actually accelerate its loss

By Lisa McDonald / October 12, 2022

In 2018, geoengineers proposed that spreading hollow glass microspheres over sea ice would protect it from melting. However, a new study argues the glass beads would likely accelerate loss of sea ice instead.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / October 12, 2022

Nanostructured superconductors, thermoformable ceramics, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 12, 2022.

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