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Video: Perovskites that forget could enable materials that learn

By April Gocha / October 18, 2017

Researchers at Argonne National Lab now report that they’re working on a material that, like the human brain, can learn and forget. The electronic material, a quantum perovskite, adaptively responds to repeated stimuli.

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Centimeters-thick concrete roof uses steel cables and fabric layer to support unique structures

By April Gocha / October 17, 2017

ETH Zurich researchers have used computational modeling to design an ultrathin concrete roof for that optimizes strength while eliminating extra material and weight.

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New issue of Nature Materials features Nitin Padture on advanced ceramics for aerospace propulsion

By April Gocha / August 9, 2016

ACerS member and Fellow Nitin Padture penned one of three commentaries for a new aerospace-centered issue of Nature Materials. Padture’s article, “Advanced structural ceramics in aerospace propulsion,” details the vital role of advanced structural ceramics in ever-advancing vehicle propulsion systems.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / May 7, 2013

New mechanism converts natural gas to energy faster, captures CO2 Chemical engineering researchers have identified a new mechanism to convert natural gas into energy up to 70 times faster, while effectively capturing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. “This could make power generation from natural gas both cleaner and more efficient,” says Fanxing Li, coauthor of…

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / August 14, 2012

Lots of interesting work happening out there: Making “renewable” viable: Drexel engineers develop new technology for grid-level electrical energy storage A team of researchers from Drexel University’s College of Engineering has developed a new method for quickly and efficiently storing large amounts of electrical energy. The researchers are putting forward a plan to integrate into the…

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Alfred to lend ceramic electrolyte and glass expertise to GE Global Research battery project

By / May 1, 2012

GE locomotive battery. Credit: GE Global Research. Once again, Alfred University is in the news for working with a corporate partner under the auspices of a New York State technology initiative. School officials have just announced that the university and General Electric have signed a contract to develop a new generation of sodium metal halide…

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Fujitsu demonstrates computational design of carbon nanotube and graphene nanodevice

By Eileen De Guire / August 17, 2011

Carbon nanotube and graphene electrode nanodevice. The electrical properties of a 1,000 atom nanodevice were calculated using first-principles computation methods. Credit: Fujitsu Laboratories press release. A key tenet of the Materials Genome Initiative for Global Competitiveness (pdf) is using computation to reduce the time for materials development by 75%, from 20 years to 5 years.…

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United States launching materials ‘genome’ project

By Eileen De Guire / June 30, 2011

I Steel rebar embedded in concrete (left) and “nanorebar” made of carbon nanofibers. Credit: F. Sanchez, Vanderbilt University; ACerS Bulletin. President Obama announced the launch of a Materials Genome Initiative during his speech at Carnegie Mellon University last week when he also announced the launch of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership. (Read our report on the…

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To infinitesimal and beyond – an electron structure explanation of supercapacitance

By Eileen De Guire / June 24, 2011

Computational modeling of carbon supercapacitors with the effects of surface curvature included. Credit: Jingsong Huang, ORNL A fair number of recent posts have been about nanostructured porous materials (PCCMs, diamond aerogel, tunable gold). The interesting characteristics of these materials necessarily depend on the porosity: What is not there makes the material what it is. The…

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