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Nanomaterials’ grain boundaries absorb defects, lengthen life of nuclear fuel

By April Gocha / March 17, 2015

New research from a team of scientists at University of California, Davis and Los Alamos National Lab is providing important insight into how nanomaterials behave under irradiation, a finding that may help significantly extend the life of nuclear fuels.

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Under pressure: A rare glimpse into borosilicate glass transition

By April Gocha / September 9, 2014

Scientists at the University of California, Davis have caught the first-ever glimpse of a borosilicate glass transition under pressure, a finding that may help unlock some of glass’s secrets.

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Passion for ceramic science—PACRIM, day 3

By Ling Fei / June 6, 2013

Tuesday evening’s poster session. Credit: Fei; ACerS. Today (Tuesday) began with the ACerS Glass and Optical Materials Division George W. Morey Award lecture. George W. Morey is famous for his systematical study on the properties of various glasses, and is a pioneer in glass research. This year the award went to Denise M. Krol from…

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Multidisciplinary approaches to materials discovery needed for MGI

By Eileen De Guire / February 26, 2013

Last week a National Science Foundation-sponsored workshop addressed multidisciplinary approaches to the Materials Genome Initiative. From left: Gregory Rohrer, Abby Kavner, Young-Shin Jun, and Amy Walker. Credit: ACerS. Genome (noun; origin 1930s: blend of gene and chromosome): the complete set of genes or genetic material present in a cell or organism.   The Materials Genome…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / May 8, 2012

Stanford University researchers have discovered a new way to ‘decorate’ nanowires with coatings of metal oxide and noble metal nanoparticles that greatly improve surface area. Credit: Stanford Nanocharacterization Lab. Check ’em out: High-strength silk protein scaffolds for bone repair (PNAS) Biomaterials for bone tissue regeneration represent a major focus of orthopedic research. However, only a handful…

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Forgot your microscope? Use your tricked-out iPhone instead

By Eileen De Guire / October 3, 2011

Stained samples of pollen (leftmost) and plant stems Top row: commercial microscope. Bottom row: cell phone microscope. Credit: Z. J. Smith, K. Chu, A. R. Espenson, M. Rahimzadeh, A. Gryshuk, M. Molinaro, D. M. Dwyre, S. Lane, D. Matthews, S. Wachsmann-Hogiu Some clever folks at the University of California, Davis have figured out how to…

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