Eminent scholars from academia to industry gathered at the HK Tech Forum on Advanced Matter and Materials, hosted by the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) from 19 to 20 September, to share their findings and explore approaches in the development of advanced materials.
It's not uncommon in the scientific world for a process to have many unique applications. For example, Idaho National Laboratory researchers have taken a water treatment technology and adapted it for another environmentally important function – selectively separating rare earth elements and transition metals.
Gray and white flecks skitter erratically on a computer screen. A towering microscope looms over a landscape of electronic and optical equipment.
Case Western Reserve University has received a $14.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to launch a "Center of Excellence" focused on applying innovative approaches to enhancing manufacturing of materials with greater strength and longer lifecycles.
A new review focusing on the new applications of ssNMR to investigate zeolite framework structure, catalytically active sites, and intermolecular interactions has been published.
Research into the synthesis of new materials could lead to more sustainable and environmentally friendly items such as solar panels and light emitting diodes (LEDs).
Changing carbon dioxide (CO2) into hydrocarbon-based fuels would be one step towards CO2 neutrality. A highly effective photocatalyst based on gold atoms could render this transformation viable.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is largely involved in a new battery recycling project. LiBinfinity focuses on a holistic concept for recycling materials of lithium-ion batteries.
Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Duke University have been using chips and pressure-driven pumps from Dolomite Microfluidics to develop and optimize a microfluidic flow-focusing technology (MFFT) platform.
A team of researchers have observed and reported for the first time the unique microstructure of a novel ferroelectric material, enabling the development of lead-free piezoelectric materials for electronics, sensors, and energy storage that are safer for human use.