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Daylight Solutions and Thorlabs Announce Strategic Partnership for Defense and Security Markets

Daylight Solutions and Thorlabs Announce Strategic Partnership for Defense and Security Markets

Daylight Solutions, Inc. and Thorlabs have announced the formation of a strategic partnership to advance the development of quantum cascade lasers. [More]
New Method Calculates Multi-Phase Electrical Properties of Thermoelectric Materials

New Method Calculates Multi-Phase Electrical Properties of Thermoelectric Materials

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed a new technique to analyze multi-phase electrical properties of thermoelectric materials. They have found that combining various solid phases could improve the performance of thermoelectric materials. [More]
MRS to Honor UC Berkeley Physics Professor with 2014 Von Hippel Award

MRS to Honor UC Berkeley Physics Professor with 2014 Von Hippel Award

The 2014 Von Hippel Award, the Materials Research Society’s (MRS) highest honor, will be presented to Marvin L. Cohen, University Professor of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley (UC–Berkeley) and senior scientist in the Materials Sciences Division of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. [More]
Researchers Observe Semiconductor-Metal Transition Using Ultrafast Electron Diffraction

Researchers Observe Semiconductor-Metal Transition Using Ultrafast Electron Diffraction

Researchers at McGill University have conducted ultrafast electron diffraction experiments to study the semiconductor-metal transition of vanadium dioxide (VO2), during which they observed the reorganizations of the atomic positions of the material and its electron distribution, simultaneously. This transformation occurs at femtosecond time scales, which is in the range of one millionth of a billionth of a second. [More]
Three-Dimensional Isotropic Metamaterials Naturally Bend

Three-Dimensional Isotropic Metamaterials Naturally Bend

Scientists from RIKEN along with researchers from ITRC, NAR Labs in Taiwan have achieved a significant breakthrough by creating a large isotropic metamaterial up to 4 x 4mm² in size using a split-ring resonator (SRR). [More]
Superhalogens to Form Halogen-Free Electrolytes in Lithium-Ion Batteries

Superhalogens to Form Halogen-Free Electrolytes in Lithium-Ion Batteries

Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Physics Department have found that the electrolytes found in lithium-ion batteries were superhalogens, and that the vast majority of these electrodes were in fact toxic. [More]
Scientists Reach Sub-Kelvin Temperatures Using Magnetic Molecules

Scientists Reach Sub-Kelvin Temperatures Using Magnetic Molecules

An international team of researchers from the University of Manchester, Bielefeld University and the Universidad de Zaragoza have successfully reached temperatures of one Kelvin above absolute zero using magnetic molecules, in an experiment known as sub-Kelvin cooling. [More]
Laser Focus on Electron Microscopes Helps Doctoral Student Win First Fellowship

Laser Focus on Electron Microscopes Helps Doctoral Student Win First Fellowship

A doctoral candidate will receive $20,000 as part of a new annual fellowship available to Clemson University graduate students who use electron microscopes that magnify with atomic resolution. [More]
New Particle Manipulation Technique for 3D Printing Applications

New Particle Manipulation Technique for 3D Printing Applications

New York University scientists have discovered that the low-temperature microscopic particles tend to melt with the rise in temperature to moderate levels and again recombine under high temperature. This invention paves the way for the development of smart materials capable of adapting to any new environment, and for providing detailed study of 3D printing technology. [More]
Scientists Create New Hydrogen Mixture that Exhibits Different Molecular Interactions

Scientists Create New Hydrogen Mixture that Exhibits Different Molecular Interactions

Scientists have combined hydrogen (H2) and deuterium (D2) to produce a new “Phase IV” material in which molecular interaction was found to be different than previously observed. This is the first time Anderson localization from vibrational energy has been noticed during interaction with different masses in a material. [More]