Crystals take a chill pill: A thermomechanical theory of low-temperature melting
Researchers develop novel multiferroic materials and devices integrated with silicon chips
A research team led by North Carolina State University has made two advances in multiferroic materials, including the ability to integrate them on a silicon chip, which will allow the development of new electronic memory ...
Foldable display shows no crease after 100,000 folding cycles
Water waves exhibit negative gravity near a periodic array of buoys
Researchers discover promising hydrogen storage material
Microscopy reveals how atom-high steps impede oxidation of metal surfaces
Rust never sleeps. Whether a reference to the 1979 Neil Young album or a product designed to protect metal surfaces, the phrase invokes the idea that corrosion from oxidation—the more general chemical name ...
High-purity hydrogen generated from a single device
World's most complex crystal simulated
The most complicated crystal structure ever produced in a computer simulation has been achieved by researchers at the University of Michigan. They say the findings help demonstrate how complexity can emerge ...
Scientists create one-dimensional ferroelectric ice
Researchers turn cement into metal
(Phys.org) —In a move that would make the Alchemists of King Arthur's time green with envy, scientists have unraveled the formula for turning liquid cement into liquid metal. This makes cement a semi-conductor ...
Study raises questions on what causes silicon solar cell degradation
New bone-like material is lighter than water but as strong as steel
Materials shape human progress – think stone age or bronze age. The 21st century has been referred to as the molecular age, a time when scientists are beginning to manipulate materials at the atomic level ...
Solving the solar cell power conversion dilemma
Invisibility cloaks closer thanks to 'digital metamaterials'
The concept of "digital metamaterials" – a simple way of designing metamaterials with bizarre optical properties that could hasten the development of devices such as invisibility cloaks and superlenses – is reported in a paper published today in Nature ...