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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / July 6, 2016

Imperfections make big impacts, boosting efficiency of perovskite solar cells, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 6, 2016.

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Islands of tungsten oxide maintain strength of steel yet protect against fouling

By April Gocha / October 28, 2015

Researchers at Harvard University’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have devised a way to improve the ubiquitous steel by protecting its surface from fouling and corrosion—and it involves ceramics.

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Power of materials: These door handles use titanium dioxide to stop the spread of germs

By April Gocha / August 5, 2015

Two new inventions are using the power of materials to help prevent spread of germs across some of the most frequently touched surfaces we encounter every day—door handles.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / July 14, 2015

Zeolites’ active sites get steamed, watch shockwaves through diamond, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 14, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 24, 2015

Mantis shrimp inspiration, hematite re-growth, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 24, 2015.

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Keep calm and shine on: Material science behind chocolate’s surface sheen

By April Gocha / December 30, 2014

When you think about it, there aren’t too many foods that we want to change states of matter while we’re eating them. But chocolate is one delightful exception—we deeply appreciate chocolate’s transformation from solid to gooey liquid.

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Nano-nails give surfaces superrepellent superpowers against all liquids

By April Gocha / December 9, 2014

A couple of University of California, Los Angeles researchers have devised a patterned surface that resembles a bed of nails and is superrepellent against all liquid assaults—a true superomniphobic surface.

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