New 'high-entropy' alloy is as light as aluminum, as strong as titanium alloys
Researchers from North Carolina State University and Qatar University have developed a new "high-entropy" metal alloy that has a higher strength-to-weight ratio than any other existing metal material.
Deforming and compacting chromium-tungsten powders to create stronger metals
New tungsten alloys being developed in the Schuh Group at MIT could potentially replace depleted uranium in armor-piercing projectiles. Fourth-year materials science and engineering graduate student Zachary ...
First study of 'Golden Age' mandolins unlocks secrets of their beauty
Some of the most elaborately decorated instruments in history were produced in 18th century Naples. The materials for varnishes and decorations used by individual mandolin masters, honed for wealthy clients ...
New material capable of autonomous molecular organization in accordance with preprogramming
At Japan's National Institute for Materials Science, Senior Researcher Kazunori Sugiyasu and co-workers (Polymer Materials Unit, Advanced Key Technologies Division) developed a method for preprogramming the ...
Green meets nano: Scientists create multifunctional nanotubes using nontoxic materials
A doctoral student in materials science at Technische Universitat Darmstadt is making multifunctional nanotubes of gold—with the help of vitamin C and other harmless substances.