News tagged with materials sciences

Steel's inner strength

( —A long-term collaboration between the University and industry has resulted in a super-strong form of steel, which is now being manufactured in the UK for use as stronger and cheaper armour for front-line military ...

dateJun 10, 2014 in Engineering
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Modeling how thin films break up

Excess surface energy from unsatisfied bonds is a significant driver of dimensional changes in thin-film materials, whether formation of holes, contracting edges, or run-away corners. In general, this break-up of a material ...

dateJun 19, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Better gold alloys for communications tech

( —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 a finding that ...

dateDec 03, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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