Materials Analysis News RSS Feed - Materials Analysis

Geochemists Discover Deposition of Radioactive Cesium Fallout from Fukushima in Glass Microparticles

Geochemists Discover Deposition of Radioactive Cesium Fallout from Fukushima in Glass Microparticles

New research reveals that a large quantity of the radioactive fallout which settled on Tokyo a couple of days following the Fukushima mishap was concentrated and deposited in non-soluble glass microparticles in the form of 'glassy soot'. [More]
New Step Towards Artificial Photosynthesis

New Step Towards Artificial Photosynthesis

Two groups of chemists at the Universities of Basel and Zurich have reproduced an important phase of the natural photosynthesis process using artificial molecules, making the process of harvesting energy from sunlight easier. The international edition of the journal Angewandte Chemie has published the results of the study. [More]
Decoding Glass “Genome” Helps Accelerate the Development of Materials

Decoding Glass “Genome” Helps Accelerate the Development of Materials

Glass is currently considered to be a material with immense significance because of its wide usage that ranges from protecting priceless art works to enabling displays of smartphones. The next challenging task lies in increasing the versatility of glass. [More]
Researchers Discover Unique Method to Improve Electron Transfer in Solar Fuel Applications

Researchers Discover Unique Method to Improve Electron Transfer in Solar Fuel Applications

A team of researchers from the University of North Carolina located at Chapel Hill and the University of British Columbia have found a unique method to maximize the transfer of electrons in semi-conductors that are used in solar fuel solutions. [More]
Researchers Provide Insights into Process, Product Development for Natural Fiber Suspensions

Researchers Provide Insights into Process, Product Development for Natural Fiber Suspensions

The removal of water from dense suspensions is a longstanding and perplexing industrial challenge -- one that's particularly important when it comes to papermaking and wastewater treatment. [More]
Researchers Use Espresso Machines for Complex Chemistry Experiments

Researchers Use Espresso Machines for Complex Chemistry Experiments

Chemists are generally known to frequently visit the espresso machine while conducting late-night experiments, but until recently these trips were only undertaken for the caffeine boost. [More]
HPE Scientists Explain Working Principle of Memristors at Atomic Scale

HPE Scientists Explain Working Principle of Memristors at Atomic Scale

Scientists at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) have experimentally proved the crucial aspects of how memristor, a new kind of microelectronic device, operates at an atomic scale. This was proven through experiments conducted by scientists at two Department of Energy national labs, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. [More]
Natural Quasicrystals Could Arise from Collisions Between Rocky Bodies in Asteroid Belt

Natural Quasicrystals Could Arise from Collisions Between Rocky Bodies in Asteroid Belt

Quasicrystals are naturally formed crystal-like solids with apparently impossible symmetries. These structures are very rare on Earth, and so far only two naturally occurring quasicrystals have been found. [More]
New Electron Microscope Detector Allows Fast, Accurate Measurements of Material Properties

New Electron Microscope Detector Allows Fast, Accurate Measurements of Material Properties

The Sol M. Gruner (SMG) detector group at Cornell University has created and tested a novel imaging electron detector that enables quick and accurate measurements of magnetic and electric fields at the atomic level. [More]
MIT Researchers Report New Theoretical Characterization of Electrical Properties of Topological Semimetals

MIT Researchers Report New Theoretical Characterization of Electrical Properties of Topological Semimetals

Discovered just five years ago, topological semimetals are materials with unusual physical properties that could make them useful for future electronics. [More]