Rapid cooling leads to stronger alloys
A team of researchers from the University of Rostock in Germany has developed a new way to rapidly produce high strength metallic alloys, at a lower cost using less energy than before. It's expected that this breakthrough ...
Scientists reveal structure of a supercooled liquid
If a liquid metal alloy is cooled slowly it will eventually form a solid phase. Before it solidifies, however, the liquid undergoes a liquid-liquid transition to a phase in which it has the same concentration ...
Improved adhesion and patterning of plated metal thin film by light irradiation
Researchers from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) have found that when a metal thin film formed by electroless plating on a plastic substrate is irradiated for a ...
Hybrid nanostructure with extreme light absorption looks promising for photovoltaics
New material holds big energy hope
(Phys.org) —A new material that can store large amounts of energy with very little energy loss has been developed by researchers at the Australian National University.
Exotic alloys for potential energy applications
The search for thermoelectrics, exotic materials that convert heat directly into electricity, has received a boost from researchers at the California Institute of Technology and the University of Tokyo, who have found the ...
Simple and inexpensive process to make a material for CO2 adsorption
Researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), S. Korea, developed a novel, simple method to synthesize hierarchically nanoporous frameworks of nanocrystalline metal oxides such ...
Making alternative fuels cheaper: New synthesis could make biofuel more appealing for mass production
MIT chemical engineers have devised a cheaper way to synthesize a key biofuel component, which could make its industrial production much more cost-effective.
Polymer structures serve as 'nanoreactors' for nanocrystals with uniform sizes, shapes
Using star-shaped block co-polymer structures as tiny reaction vessels, researchers have developed an improved technique for producing nanocrystals with consistent sizes, compositions and architectures – ...
World's first large(wafer)-scale production of III-V semiconductor nanowire
Researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea, and University of Illinois developed the large-scale heteroepitaxial growth III-V nanowires on a Si wafer.
The dance of the atoms
(Phys.org) —Catalysts can stop working when atoms on the surface start moving. At the Vienna University of Technology, this dance of the atoms could now be observed and explained.
New experiment opens window on glasses
(Phys.org) —For the first time, scientists have mapped the structure of a metallic glass on the atomic scale, bringing them closer to understanding where the liquid ends and the solid begins in glassy materials.
Tiny bubbles in your metallic glass may not be a cause for celebration
Bubbles in a champagne glass may add a festive fizz to the drink, but microscopic bubbles that form in a material called metallic glass can signal serious trouble. In this normally high-strength material, bubbles may indicate ...
Study IDs benefits, potential environmental/health impacts of li-ion batteries for electric vehicles
Lithium (Li-ion) batteries used to power plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles show overall promise to "fuel" these vehicles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but there are areas for improvement to reduce possible environmental ...