News tagged with materials sciences

Team builds nonflammable lithium ion battery

In studying a material that prevents marine life from sticking to the bottom of ships, researchers led by chemist Joseph DeSimone at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have identified a surprising replacement ...

Feb 10, 2014
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Secondary ion mass spectrometry for Christmas

A large wooden crate was delivered to the Compton Hall loading dock Dec. 4, direct from Paris. The crate contained a fabulous new instrument that Washington University in St. Louis scientists say will transform their ability ...

Dec 10, 2013
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Study: New nanomanufacturing processes needed

If the promise of nanotechnology is to be fulfilled, then research programs must leapfrog to new nanomanufacturing processes. That's the conclusion of a review of the current state of nanoscience and nanotechnology to be ...

Dec 04, 2013
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Better gold alloys for communications tech

(Phys.org) —Under the right circumstances, pushing on nothing is harder than pushing on something – at least when that "something" is gold. That's the finding from a new materials science paper, and it's ...

Dec 03, 2013
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Scientists seek a newer, cheaper solar panel

Solar panels generate electricity by absorbing sunlight, but that is only half the battle. Once electrons in the panel are energized, they must be channeled in the same direction - a process that typically requires a panel ...

Nov 29, 2013
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