Researchers build 3-D structures out of liquid metal
(Phys.org) —Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed three-dimensional (3-D) printing technology and techniques to create free-standing structures made of liquid metal at room temperature.
Inverse Woodpile Structure Has Extremely Large Photonic Band Gap
As many homeowners know, when stacking firewood, pieces should be placed close enough to permit passage of a mouse, but not of a cat chasing the mouse.
'Impossible' conductivity explained
(PhysOrg.com) -- Bring two materials that are not themselves conductive into contact and, exactly at their interface, something remarkable happens: at that precise point, conduction is possible.
An impossible alloy now possible
What has been impossible has now been shown to be possible - an alloy between two incompatible elements. The findings are being published in this week's edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA.
Metal Becomes Transparent Under High Pressure
An international team of scientists have discovered a transparent form of the element sodium (Na). The team, led by Artem Oganov, Professor of Theoretical Crystallography at Stony Brook University, and Yanming ...
Ancient Mayans Inspire Modern Fade Proof Dye
Physicists have created a dye that promises to last for a thousand years. The secret to this extraordinary durability? Its formula is based on a Mayan pigment, a brilliant blue color that survives to this ...
Beyond the high-speed hard drive: Topological insulators open a path to room-temperature spintronics
(Phys.org) -- Strange new materials experimentally identified just a few years ago are now driving research in condensed-matter physics around the world. First theorized and then discovered by researchers ...
Materials can come from the mind, not just the mines
Dr. Julia E. Medvedeva, assistant professor of physics at Missouri University of Science and Technology, believes materials can come from the mind, not just the mines.
Researchers predict material 'denser than diamond'
(PhysOrg.com) -- Stony Brook University graduate student Qiang Zhu, together with Professor of Geosciences and Physics, Artem R. Oganov, postdoc Andriy O. Lyakhov and their colleagues from the University de ...
Diamonds may have been life's best friend on primordial Earth
Diamonds may have been life's best friend. Billions of years ago, the surface of these gems may have provided just the right conditions to foster the chemical reactions believed to have given rise to life ...
Probing the mysteries of a surprisingly tough hydrogel
Some 46 million people suffer from arthritis in the United States alone. The worst cases require painful surgeries to drill holes in and reinforce joints. Now researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and ...
A new understanding of crystal structure of actinide metals
Researchers have a better understanding of how the crystal structure of some metals becomes stable through magnetism.
Giant magnetocaloric materials could lead to new refrigeration technologies
Materials that change temperature in magnetic fields could lead to new refrigeration technologies that reduce the use of greenhouse gases, thanks to new research at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne ...
New form of ice could help explore exciting avenues for energy production and storage
Clathrates are now known to store enormous quantities of methane and other gases in the permafrost as well as in vast sediment layers hundreds of metres deep at the bottom of the ocean floor. Their potential ...