Researchers at Purdue University are part of a national effort to develop new materials having super strength and other properties by using shock waves similar to those generated by meteorites striking the Earth.
The ability to control nanoscale imperfections in superconducting wires results in materials with unparalleled and customized performance, according to a new study from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Researchers show in a new study how nitrogen doped graphene can be rolled into perfect Archimedean nano scrolls by adhering magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles on the surface of the graphene sheets. The new material may have very good properties for application as electrodes in for example Li-ion batteries.
ETH-researchers cannot 'beam' humans or objects through space yet, a feat sometimes alluded to in science fiction movies. They managed, however, to teleport information from A to B - for the first time in an electronic circuit.
Researchers have developed a simple magnetization progress that could lead to a new generation of faster, smaller and less expensive memory technologies. "Magnetless spin memory" eliminates the need for permanent magnets in memory devices, opening the door to many technological applications.
Researchers have designed a new material to make smart windows even smarter. The material is a thin coating of nanocrystals embedded in glass that can dynamically modify sunlight as it passes through a window. Unlike existing technologies, the coating provides selective control over visible light and heat-producing near-infrared (NIR) light, so windows can maximize both energy savings and occupant comfort in a wide range of climates.