Physics - Condensed Matter news

A glass apart

British scientists are developing a new type of glass that can dissolve and release calcium into the body. This will enable patients to regrow bones and could signal a move away from bone transplants.

Jun 05, 2008 4.4 / 5 (26) 0

MIT creates new oil-repelling material

MIT engineers have designed the first simple process for manufacturing materials that strongly repel oils. The material, which can be applied as a flexible surface coating, could have applications in aviation, ...

Dec 06, 2007 4.8 / 5 (24) 1

Changing gold

Gold is not as noble and stable as it has been previously thought. This is the conclusion of an international team of researchers from Germany, France and Sweden who came to the ESRF to study the structure of this material ...

Feb 12, 2007 4.3 / 5 (26) 0

Solar cells go thin and flimsy

The next generation of solar cells made out of plastics and microscopic crystals instead of silicon are taking shape at UQ (University of Queensland). UQ Master of Physics student Michael Deceglie is working ...

Sep 04, 2006 4 / 5 (28) 0