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How iron feels the heat

As you heat up a piece of iron, the arrangement of the iron atoms changes several times before melting. This unusual behavior is one reason why steel, in which iron plays a starring role, is so sturdy and ubiquitous in everything ...

dateFeb 13, 2015 in Condensed Matter
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Less expensive fuel cell may be possible

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a new class of hydrogen fuel-cell catalysts that exhibit promising activity and stability. The catalysts are made of low-cost nonprecious metals entrapped in something ...

dateOct 03, 2006 in Condensed Matter
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New breakthrough in thermoelectric materials

A joint South Korean and American research group has developed a scalable production method for a state of the art alloy for the use in solid state thermoelectric devices. This new alloy is nearly twice as efficient as existing ...

dateApr 02, 2015 in Condensed Matter
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New glass tops steel in strength and toughness

(PhysOrg.com) -- Glass stronger and tougher than steel? A new type of damage-tolerant metallic glass, demonstrating a strength and toughness beyond that of any known material, has been developed and tested by a collaboration ...

dateJan 10, 2011 in Condensed Matter
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Electron highway inside crystal

Physicists of the University of Würzburg have made an astonishing discovery in a specific type of topological insulators. The effect is due to the structure of the materials used. The researchers have now published their ...

dateDec 08, 2016 in Condensed Matter
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