Tag Archives: Materials Sciences

Building Novel Carbon Allotropes

Calculations indicate that a form of carbon synthesized from pentagonal hydrocarbon molecules could have unusual electrical and mechanical properties.  Continue reading

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Unjammed Emulsions Collapse to Liquids

An emulsion’s rigidity disappears when the droplets’ random thermal motion overcomes the confining pressure that binds them.  Continue reading

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There’s a lithium battery in your future

The latest approaches toward developing batteries with higher energy density for electric vehicles and other applications. Continue reading

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Semiconductor crystals achieve record thermal conductivity

The synthesis of low-defect boron arsenide crystals could reduce overheating in electronic devices. Continue reading

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“Strange” cuprate superconducting behavior motivates need for new models

Researchers have discovered a new property of cuprates above the superconducting temperature. Continue reading

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Watching How Rare, Meteoric Diamonds Form

A shock collision experiment maps hexagonal diamond’s transition from graphite in real time.   Continue reading

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Metallic aerogels synthesized in one-step process

Researchers develop quick and simple alternative synthesis method for porous scaffolds made from noble metal nanoparticles. Read more in MRS Bulletin…

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Laser design emits multicolor light

Scientists have developed the capability to generate multiwavelength lasing in a single device, with precise control over the different colours.   Continue reading

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Au foil substrates developed for flexible electronics

Growing removable single-crystal gold foils on silicon offers an inexpensive, flexible substrate for semiconductors.   Continue reading

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Sustainable Lasers

The role of laser technologies in sustainable manufacturing processes Continue reading

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