A team of engineers has developed and tested a type of steel with a record-breaking ability to withstand an impact without deforming permanently. The new steel alloy could be used in a wide range of applications, from drill bits, to body armor for soldiers, to meteor-resistant casings for satellites.
Researchers have developed a simulation technique as part of a project to help reduce the cost of carbon nanostructures for research and potential commercial technologies, including advanced sensors and batteries.
An international team of researchers have found evidence of a mysterious new state of matter, first predicted 40 years ago, in a real material. This state, known as a quantum spin liquid, causes electrons - thought to be indivisible building blocks of nature - to break into pieces.
Researchers have shown how small nanotech particles suspended in a liquid separate out by size as the liquid evaporates, an effect that can lead to techniques for making layered structures that improve the performance of many everyday products, such as sun cream and electronics.
Scientists have taken a big step toward the practical application of 'valleytronics', which is a new type of electronics that could lead to faster and more efficient computer logic systems and data storage chips in next-generation devices.
Scientists show how originally spherical nucleus can transform into cube with high surface-to-volume ratio. These nanocubes are available to be used in practice, and may interest many designers of new materials.