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NanoSteel Expands Material Capabilities for Additive Manufacturing

The NanoSteel® Company, a leader in nano-structured steel materials design, today announced the expansion of the company’s additive manufacturing (AM) material capabilities to support metal 3D printing of complex high hardness parts and the ability to customize properties layer-by-layer through gradient material design. [More]
New Cathode Design to Improve Performance of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

New Cathode Design to Improve Performance of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

Researchers from the University of California, Riverside have developed a new method of using silica-coated sulfur nanoparticles coated to prevent the phenomenon called "polysulfide shuttling" in lithium-sulfur batteries. [More]
Enhanced Graphene Components for Next Generation Racing Yacht

Enhanced Graphene Components for Next Generation Racing Yacht

Haydale, a leader in the development of enhanced graphene materials, has announced an intention to enter a collaborative agreement with Alex Thomson Racing ("ATR") the HUGO BOSS sponsored extreme sailing team. [More]
Carbon Nanotube Based Electrocatalyst Makes a Cost-Effective Substitute for Platinum

Carbon Nanotube Based Electrocatalyst Makes a Cost-Effective Substitute for Platinum

Researchers at the Aalto University in Finland have developed an efficient and cost-effective substitute for platinum in energy storage applications. [More]
Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences Launches Two New Awards for Materials Research

Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences Launches Two New Awards for Materials Research

The Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES) has launched two new programs to support research into 'Valleytronics'. [More]
Atomically Thin Molybdenum Disulfide Sensors Detect Gases and Chemicals

Atomically Thin Molybdenum Disulfide Sensors Detect Gases and Chemicals

Atomically thin sensors made of molybdenum disulfide have been designed which can selectively detect gases and chemicals. [More]
Innovative Method Controls Flake Formation During Manufacture of Molybdenum Disulfide

Innovative Method Controls Flake Formation During Manufacture of Molybdenum Disulfide

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a new method for manufacturing molybdenum disulfide. They grew molybdenum disulfide flakes around molybdenum oxide seeds, which allowed easier control of the material’s thickness, size and location. [More]
New Research into Producing and Replicating Non-Spherical Particles

New Research into Producing and Replicating Non-Spherical Particles

Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have conducted a new study on how various non-spherical particles could be created by releasing molten wax droplets into a bath ... [More]
Mimicking Biological Processes Helps Improve Lithium Ion Batteries

Mimicking Biological Processes Helps Improve Lithium Ion Batteries

Researchers from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) have harnessed the power of natural materials to build better lithium ion batteries. [More]
NSF CAREER Award Supports Research on Nanomaterial Cathodes for Electric Car Batteries

NSF CAREER Award Supports Research on Nanomaterial Cathodes for Electric Car Batteries

Dr. George Nelson, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has been awarded a $502,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program grant to conduct studies into the possibilities of using nanomaterial cathodes for electric car batteries. [More]