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New research finds cause of alloy weakness

Sometimes calculations don't match reality. That's the problem that has faced materials scientists for years when trying to determine the strength of alloys. There has been a disconnect between the theoretical strength of ...

dateNov 30, 2017 in Condensed Matter
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Self-healing materials inspired by plants

Scientists at EPFL's Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites (LPAC) and the University of Freiburg's Botanical Garden have studied how the flax plant heals itself after it has been wounded. As part of a cross-disciplinary ...

dateOct 12, 2017 in Materials Science
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