Around five decades, manufacturers believed carbon fiber to be a dream material. Individual fibers are thinner than a strand of human hair, but they can be twisted together and fused with a matrix material to form a lightweight composite harder than steel, twice as stiff, and exhibit good heat conductivity.
Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes a new type of liquid in thin films, which forms a high-density glass.
Due to the global efforts to meet sustainability standards, many countries are currently looking to replace concrete with wood in buildings.
Researchers from Rice University asserted that a thin shell of soft polymer can hold together knotty ceramic structures from shattering.
At the Tokyo Metropolitan University, scientists have employed high-power impulse magnetron scattering (HiPIMS) to make thin films of tungsten with unparalleled low levels of film stress.
In a new study, researchers from the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology in Korea have investigated the transformation dynamics induced by an electric field in mixed-phase lanthanum-doped bismuth ferrite epitaxial thin films.
Organic light-emitting diodes are widely used in display technology and are also being investigated for lighting applications.
By repurposing common ingredients in hair conditioner, scientists have designed an inexpensive, transparent coating that can turn surfaces like windows and ceilings into glue pads to trap airborne aerosol droplets.
RUDN University chemist with his colleagues from Portugal has developed two types of coating based on new coordination polymers with silver.
The fluorescence dyes were dominant species of the near-infrared dyes, but the energy gap of the NIR dyes between S1 state and S0 state is generally small to induce the ultrafast internal conversion dynamics to quench the NIR emission of the fluorescence dyes.