The hidden nanoworld of ice crystals: Revealing the dynamic behavior of quasi-liquid layers
Crystals take a chill pill: A thermomechanical theory of low-temperature melting
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
High-purity hydrogen generated from a single device
Ordinary materials, fantastic opportunities
For Michael Demkowicz, some of the greatest scientific mysteries and major engineering opportunities lie in everyday materials. "Structural materials are sometimes seen as low-tech," he says. "Who thinks ...
Interfaces within materials can be patterned as a means of controlling the properties of composites
Patterned surfaces are all the rage among researchers seeking to induce surfaces to repel water or adhere to other things, or to modify materials' electrical properties.
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
Promising ferroelectric materials suffer from unexpected electric polarizations
(Phys.org) —Electronic devices with unprecedented efficiency and data storage may someday run on ferroelectrics—remarkable materials that use built-in electric polarizations to read and write digital ...