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Researchers Explain the Formation of Metallic Glasses

Researchers Explain the Formation of Metallic Glasses

Rapid freezing of any liquid or even liquid metal leads to the formation of glass. Materials science research is currently focusing on metallic glasses or vitrified metals that have been formed by swiftly cooling alloys of a wide range of metals such as magnesium, copper, titanium, palladium, zirconium, and iron. [More]
Renewable Pollens Could Produce Carbon Architectures for Battery Anode Applications

Renewable Pollens Could Produce Carbon Architectures for Battery Anode Applications

Pollens hold promise for potential application as anodes in lithium-ion batteries, according to a team of researchers from the Purdue University. [More]
Design and Formation of Atomic-Scale Bridge Could Combine Materials with Different Crystal Structures

Design and Formation of Atomic-Scale Bridge Could Combine Materials with Different Crystal Structures

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have shown that it is possible to design and construct interfaces between materials with different structures by making a bridge between them. [More]
Researchers Develop New Model to Understand Nature of Metallic Structures

Researchers Develop New Model to Understand Nature of Metallic Structures

A new model helps understand for example defects formed in metal production. [More]
Environment-Friendly Cooling Using Nickel-Titanium Shape Memory Alloys

Environment-Friendly Cooling Using Nickel-Titanium Shape Memory Alloys

In today’s world, cooling is a very important process. The challenge for the future is to carry out cooling that is not harmful to the climate, and facilitates the conservation of natural resources. Professors Stefan Seelecke and Andreas Schütze from Saarland University have used cooling systems that use shape memory alloys, also referred to as ‘artificial muscles’ or ‘metal muscles. [More]
Sandia Labs Analyzes Impact on Composites Using Nondestructive Testing Methods

Sandia Labs Analyzes Impact on Composites Using Nondestructive Testing Methods

Researchers David Moore and Timothy Briggs from Sandia National Laboratories and their teams are analyzing the inner parts of a composite material. Moore had a rectangular piece of carbon composite material with a surface that was smooth with a weak woven pattern. [More]
Researcher Develops New Method to Prepare Efficient Photoelectrodes for Solar Hydrogen Production

Researcher Develops New Method to Prepare Efficient Photoelectrodes for Solar Hydrogen Production

Dr. Guijarro has devloped a facile and scalable method to prepare (Cu(In,Ga)S2) photocathodes and demonstrated their state-of-the-art performance for Solar Hydrogen production. The results have been plublished in Advanced Energy Materials. [More]
New Discovery Ensures Fast Transport of Electrical Charges in Polymers

New Discovery Ensures Fast Transport of Electrical Charges in Polymers

A team of researchers at Umeå University have demonstrated, for the first time, the possibility of an efficient charge transport in semiconducting polymers, by controlled chain and crystallite orientation. These pioneering results, while enhancing polymer charge transport by over 1,000 times, can influence organic opto-electronic devices, and were published in a recent issue of Advanced Materials. [More]
Penn Team’s Method Facilitates Manufacture of Complex Form of Liquid Matter, Bijels

Penn Team’s Method Facilitates Manufacture of Complex Form of Liquid Matter, Bijels

Oil and water don't mix, but when one is finely dispersed in the other a liquid mixture is produced with useful properties. An emulsion comprising of tiny droplets of one of the liquids immersed in the other is the usual form, found in salad dressings, cosmetics and industrial lubricants. [More]
High Efficiency Filter for Separating Heavy Metal Ions

High Efficiency Filter for Separating Heavy Metal Ions

A new water filtration system has been developed by ETH researchers. In comparison to existing systems ,it is highly efficient in isolating toxic radioactive substances and heavy metal ions present in water. Gold recovery is another potential application of the new filter. [More]