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Stony Brook Researchers Determine Structure of Levitated Molten Uranium Dioxide

Stony Brook Researchers Determine Structure of Levitated Molten Uranium Dioxide

Scientists at Stony Brook University have successfully made structure measurements of uranium dioxide (UO2) in molten form. Till now, molecular dynamics and physical property measurement models have existed for molten UO2, but as they had been parameterized from their properties in the solid-state, significant differences were observed in their melt structures. As the structure was not certain, the molten UO2 models showed varying characterizations of physical properties which are critical for the safety of a nuclear reactor. [More]
High-Throughput X-ray Imaging Method Studies Single Biological Particle Structure

High-Throughput X-ray Imaging Method Studies Single Biological Particle Structure

A research team from Uppsala University has developed an imaging method to study biological particle structures using X-ray lasers. They used carboxysome – a tiny cellular organelle in photosynthetic bacteria to test the method. The results showed that the technique provides an in-depth knowledge in understanding the structure of smaller organisms through 3D imaging. [More]

New White Paper on Microgram Weights Describes How to Achieve Traceable Measurement down to 0.05 milligrams

The new METTLER TOLEDO White Paper "Traceability with Microgram Weights" describes the challenges of becoming the first calibration laboratory in the world to achieve accredited status for calibration weights i... [More]
HEALCON European Project Aims to Develop Self-Healing Concrete

HEALCON European Project Aims to Develop Self-Healing Concrete

The €5,391,158.80 HEALCON European Project aims to develop self-healing concrete for improving the durability of structures. The partners in the project are studying PU-based polymer precursors, bacteria and superabsorbent polymers as materials for self-healing concrete. [More]
New Study Reveals Piezotronic Effect in Atomically Thin 2D Materials

New Study Reveals Piezotronic Effect in Atomically Thin 2D Materials

Columbia Engineering and the Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have developed an optically transparent, light-weight, flexible electric generator made of an atomically thin material, molybdenum disulfide (MoS2). In a paper published in the Nature journal, the researchers reported the observation of piezotronic and piezoelectric effects in the two-dimensional (2D) MoS2 material. [More]
New Method Enables Transfer of One-Atom-Thick Films onto Flexible Substrates

New Method Enables Transfer of One-Atom-Thick Films onto Flexible Substrates

North Carolina University researchers have devised a new technique of transferring one-atom-thick semiconductor films to arbitrary substrates, which may help realize photonic devices or flexible computing. [More]
NPL and University of Manchester Collaborate to Accelerate Commercialization of Graphene

NPL and University of Manchester Collaborate to Accelerate Commercialization of Graphene

The University of Manchester and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have announced an agreement to speed up the commercialization of graphene and move the material into practical applications. [More]
ORNL Researchers Calculate Thermodynamic Forces Driving Transformation of Vanadium Oxide

ORNL Researchers Calculate Thermodynamic Forces Driving Transformation of Vanadium Oxide

Researchers from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory of the Department of Energy have made a breakthrough in comprehending vanadium oxide, a typical transition metal oxide, by calculating the thermodynamic forces that cause the transformation. [More]
Foldable MXene Polymer Nanocomposite Material Features High Strength and Conductivity

Foldable MXene Polymer Nanocomposite Material Features High Strength and Conductivity

Researchers have developed an advanced polymer nanomaterial that is electrically conductive, strong, and yet flexible enough to be folded easily. The material offers a new approach to improve aerospace components, flexible armor, water filtration, and electrical energy storage. The research was a joint effort of the Dalian University of Technology in China and the Drexel University. [More]
XEI Scientific Launches the Revolutionary Evactron EP Plasma Cleaning System for Physicists and Materials Scientists who Build and use Their Own Vacuum Systems

XEI Scientific Launches the Revolutionary Evactron EP Plasma Cleaning System for Physicists and Materials Scientists who Build and use Their Own Vacuum Systems

XEI Scientific Inc. announces the release of the Evactron® EP at the annual meeting of the American Vacuum Society in Baltimore, MD. This provides a new approach to plasma cleaning designed for those in the physics and materials science communities building and using custom-designed vacuum systems. [More]