News tagged with materials sciences

The true raw material footprint of nations

The amount of raw materials needed to sustain the economies of developed countries is significantly greater than presently used indicators suggest, a new Australian study has revealed.

Sep 02, 2013
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Toward ultimate light efficiency on the cheap

(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of Michigan have taken a major stride toward perfectly efficient lighting that is also relatively inexpensive and simple to make. The same material can also reveal ...

Jul 16, 2014
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Size matters as nanocrystals go through phases

(Phys.org) —Understanding what happens to a material as it undergoes phase transformations – changes from a solid to a liquid to a gas or a plasma – is of fundamental scientific interest and critical ...

Aug 26, 2013
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ORNL finding goes beyond surface of oxide films

(Phys.org) —Better batteries, catalysts, electronic information storage and processing devices are among potential benefits of an unexpected discovery made by Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists using ...

Aug 13, 2013
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