Materials Science News
Cloaking Visible Light
Posted on December 27, 2007 at 09:44:19 am
Researchers have succeeded in manufacturing a stacked split-ring metamaterial for the optical wavelength range.
Explosives On A Chip
Posted on December 23, 2007 at 10:36:33 pm
Tiny copper structures with pores at both the nanometer and micron size scales could play a key role in the next generation of detonators used to improve the reliability, reduce the size and lower the cost of certain military munitions.
2-D Invisibility Cloak For Visible Light Created
Posted on December 19, 2007 at 10:31:44 pm
Harry Potter may not have talked much about plasmonics in J. K. Rowling's fantasy series, but researchers are using this emerging technology to develop an invisibility cloak that exists beyond the world of bespectacled teenage wizards.
Explosives At The Microscopic Scale Produce Shocking Results
Posted on December 17, 2007 at 10:46:38 am
U.S. troops blew up enemy bridges with explosives in World War II to slow the advance of supplies or enemy forces.
New Oil-repelling Material Created
Posted on December 15, 2007 at 07:52:18 pm
MIT engineers have designed the first simple process for manufacturing materials that strongly repel oils.
Super Water Repellent Could Cause Big Wave in Market
Posted on November 30, 2007 at 11:13:59 am
A water repellent developed by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory outperforms nature at its best and could open a floodgate of commercial possibilities.
Scientists Discover Record-Breaking Hydrogen Storage Materials for Use in Fuel Cells
Posted on November 13, 2007 at 01:08:26 am
Scientists at the University of Virginia have discovered a new class of hydrogen storage materials that could make the storage and transportation of energy much more efficient and affordable through higher-performing hydrogen fuel cells.
'Electronic Nose' Could Detect Hazards
Posted on November 12, 2007 at 08:53:44 pm
A tiny "electronic nose" that MIT researchers have engineered with a novel inkjet printing method could be used to detect hazards including carbon monoxide, harmful industrial solvents and explosives.
High-tech Textiles Pave The Way For Glowing Garments
Posted on November 01, 2007 at 09:42:08 am
Researchers at The University of Manchester have developed high-tech battery-powered textile yarns that can be used to make clothing glow in the dark.
Star Trek Gadget? 'Tractor Beam' For Cells Developed
Posted on October 31, 2007 at 10:45:01 am
In a feat that seems like something out of a microscopic version of Star Trek, MIT researchers use a “tractor beam” of light to pick up, hold, and move around individual cells and other objects on the surface of a microchip.