Materials Science News
First Permanent Anti-Fog Coating
Posted on March 16, 2011 at 09:34:08 pm
Innovation could eliminate, once and for all, the fog on eyeglasses, windshields, goggles, camera lenses, and on any transparent glass or plastic surface.
Discovery Could Lead to Better Memory Chips
Posted on March 15, 2011 at 09:17:05 pm
Researchers have found a way to improve the performance of ferroelectric materials, which have the potential to make memory devices with more storage capacity than magnetic hard drives and faster write speed and longer lifetimes than flash memory.
How Long Does a Tuning Fork Ring?
Posted on March 10, 2011 at 08:48:55 am
Researchers have solved a long-standing problem in the design of mechanical resonators: the numerical prediction of the design-limited damping.
Mysterious Mechanics of Spider Silk Unraveled
Posted on March 02, 2011 at 07:58:48 am
Scientists now have a better understanding of why spider silk fibers are so incredibly strong
Stronger Than Steel, Novel Metals Are as Moldable as Plastic
Posted on February 28, 2011 at 08:56:28 pm
Imagine a material that's stronger than steel, but just as versatile as plastic, able to take on a seemingly endless variety of forms
Atomic Interfaces for New Electronics
Posted on February 22, 2011 at 08:12:16 am
Most people cross borders such as state lines without thinking much about it. Yet not all borders are places of limbo intended only for crossing
Atom-Thick Sheets Unlock Future Technologies
Posted on February 08, 2011 at 11:45:57 am
A new way of splitting layered materials, similar to graphite, into sheets of material just one atom thick could lead to revolutionary new electronic and energy storage technologies.
New Material to Revolutionize Electronics?
Posted on January 31, 2011 at 09:20:33 am
A discovery made at could play an important role in electronics, allowing us to make transistors that are smaller and more energy efficient
New Technique Makes LED Lighting More Efficient
Posted on January 25, 2011 at 05:17:56 pm
Researchers from North Carolina State University have now developed a new technique that reduces defects in the gallium nitride (GaN) films used to create LEDs, making them more efficient
Advanced Optical Technologies May Bring Invisibility Cloak
Posted on January 25, 2011 at 04:46:58 pm
Researchers are developing a new class of "plasmonic metamaterials" as potential building blocks for advanced optical technologies, including ultrapowerful microscopes and computers, improved solar cells, and a possible invisibility cloak.