Advanced Materials

The virtual laboratory

Supercomputers can be used to simulate materials at vastly diverse scales, from the flow of air past an aeroplane's wing down to the movement of electrons around individual atoms. Different length and time scale domains provide ...

dateJul 23, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Anti-counterfeit polymers work like fingerprints

(—When it comes to tagging items to prove their authenticity, the goal is to stay ahead of counterfeit technology. The best tags are unique, complex, easy to read, and difficult to reproduce. One naturally-occurring ...

dateFeb 16, 2015 in Polymers report
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Cobalt film a clean-fuel find

A cobalt-based thin film serves double duty as a new catalyst that produces both hydrogen and oxygen from water to feed fuel cells, according to scientists at Rice University.

dateApr 15, 2015 in Materials Science
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