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Video: Graphene goes 3-D to build porous geometries that are stronger and lighter than steel

By April Gocha / January 11, 2017

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Mass.) have figured out the key to building strong yet light 3-D structures from graphene.

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Metamaterial Shrinky-Dinks: Glassy carbon microlattice structures go smaller, stronger than ever before

By April Gocha / February 9, 2016

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology scientists have turned to 3-D laser lithography to build the world’s smallest microlattice structures. But while this method is great at fabricating intricate, precise, and tiny structures, it has just one small problem—it cannot go small enough.

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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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Thermal spray fabricates nature-inspired ceramic composites that mimic nacre

By April Gocha / July 6, 2015

Researchers from Stony Brook University have recently reported the ability to use thermal-sprayed ceramic deposits as templates for synthesis of ceramic–polymer composites with striking microstructural similarity and mechanical behavior similar to those observed in nacre.

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Can glass dental fillings provide stronger, safer alternative to metals and composites?

By April Gocha / March 31, 2015

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen, along with colleagues at various other European institutions, are not only advocating on behalf of glass ionomer cement’s benefits, but also researching ways to make the material even better for dental work.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / March 25, 2015

Plasmonic ceramics, better perovskites, stronger glass, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 25, 2015.

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Corning debuts strongest glass yet with new Gorilla Glass 4

By April Gocha / November 21, 2014

Corning unveiled the latest and toughest version of its infamous Gorilla Glass yesterday, and the new Gorilla Glass 4 promises to be two times tougher than any competitive cover glass on the market.

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Building stronger, lighter ceramic microstructures sans the diffraction limit

By April Gocha / June 27, 2014

Researchers from MIT and LLNL have busted the diffraction limit to development a new class of materials with unprecedented high strength and low density.

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