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Self-assembling 3D battery would charge in seconds

Instead of having the batteries' anode and cathode on either side of a nonconducting separator, researchers intertwine the components in a self-assembling, 3D gyroidal structure, with thousands of nanoscale pores filled with the elements necessary for energy storage and delivery.

May 17th, 2018

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Supersonic waves may help electronics beat the heat

Researchers made the first observations of waves of atomic rearrangements, known as phasons, propagating supersonically through a vibrating crystal lattice - a discovery that may dramatically improve heat transport in insulators and enable new strategies for heat management in future electronics devices.

May 17th, 2018

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New concept for structural colors

Researchers have developed a novel concept that enables colorants which are based on non-toxic materials, which further do not bleach in the sunlight and which do not lose their appearance under high processing temperatures (as needed for glazes of ceramics).

May 17th, 2018

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Glassomer: Processing glass like a polymer

Pure quartz glass is highly transparent and resistant to thermal, physical, and chemical impacts. These are optimum prerequisites for use in optics, data technology or medical engineering. Materials engineers have developed a forming technology to structure quartz glass like a polymer.

May 17th, 2018

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An electronic rescue dog

Scientists have developed small and extremely sensitive gas sensors for acetone, ammonia, and isoprene - all metabolic products that we emit in low concentrations via our breath or skin. They combined these sensors in a device with two commercial sensors for CO2 and moisture.

May 16th, 2018

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