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Disorderly conduct: Insight into materials failure could lead to glasses that are less likely to break

By April Gocha / December 5, 2017

An interdisciplinary group of scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have harnessed intense computation, data, and modeling power to determine how disordered solids fail, an understanding that could help engineer custom materials, such as glass that is less likely to break.

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Ceramic nanoparticles infiltrate metal to create lighter, stronger material

By April Gocha / January 26, 2016

Researchers at University of California Los Angeles and Missouri University of Science & Technology have developed a new super-strong yet super-lightweight metal nanocomposite—a metal that owes its surprising strength to ceramic nanoparticles.

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New atomic-scale observations could lead to engineering of ductile yet strong ceramics

By April Gocha / August 12, 2015

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have made new observations that could help design ultrahigh temperature ceramics that overcome the materials’ biggest limitation—brittleness.

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