News tagged with metallic materials

Electrons losing weight

The measured mass of electrons in solids is always larger than the value predicted by theory. The reason for this is that theoretical calculations do not account properly for various interactions with other electrons or lattice ...

dateMay 01, 2017 in General Physics
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Stenciling with atoms in 2-D materials possible

The possibilities for the new field of two-dimensional, one-atomic-layer-thick materials, including but not limited to graphene, appear almost limitless. In new research, Penn State material scientists report two discoveries ...

dateMay 01, 2017 in Nanomaterials
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Cooling materials super-quickly

Cooling materials super-quickly, called rapid solidification, prevents the normal crystalline structures of materials from forming, often creating unique properties in the process. If single crystal growth techniques sit ...

dateMar 28, 2017 in Condensed Matter
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