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April 16, 2018 | Source: Rice University, news.rice.edu, 4 Jan 2018, Mike Williams
Study Boosts Hope for Cheaper Fuel Cells
Rice researchers show how to optimize nanomaterials for fuel-cell cathodes. Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes or modified graphene nanoribbons may be suitable replacements for...
April 15, 2018 | Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, news.mit.edu, 4 Dec 2017, Larry Hardesty
New Nanowires Are Just a Few Atoms Thick
“Two-dimensional materials” — materials deposited in layers that are only a few atoms thick — are promising for both high-performance electronics and flexible, transparent...
April 10, 2018
Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Based Dry Adhesive
What other information is available related to carbon nanotube based dry adhesive? DSIAC received a request for more information and related articles on the topic of a...
April 8, 2018 | Source: University of Basel, unibas.ch, 13 June 2017, Bert Müller
Active Implants: How Gold Binds to Silicone Rubber
Flexible electronic parts could significantly improve medical implants. However, electroconductive gold atoms usually hardly bind to silicones. Researchers from the University of...
Survivability and Vulnerability
April 7, 2018 | Source: Springer, springer.com, 9 June 2017, Sabine Lehr
Granular Material Conductivity Increases in Mysterious Ways Under Pressure
Scientists reveal how electrical resistance in metallic granular media decreases as the pressure on the micro-contact interface between the grains increases. In a recent study...
March 26, 2018 | Source: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, nrl.navy.mil, 4 Jan 2018, Daniel Parry
NRL Improves Optical Efficiency in Nanophotonic Devices
A team of physicists, headed by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), have demonstrated the means to improve the optical loss characteristics and transmission efficiency of...
March 17, 2018 | Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, news.mit.edu, 3 Apr 2017, Jennifer Chu
Researchers “Iron out” Graphene’s Wrinkles
New technique produces highly conductive graphene wafers. From an electron’s point of view, graphene must be a hair-raising thrill ride. For years, scientists have observed that...
February 26, 2018 | Source: Nature, nature.com, 10 January 2018, Michele Saba
A material from the perovskite family of semiconductors emits light much more efficiently than expected. The explanation for this anomalous behaviour could lead to improvements in...
February 20, 2018 | Source: Fed Biz Opps
RFI - Advanced Materials Solutions for Defense Applications
Language in the House Armed Services Committee FY18 Appropriations budget bill calls for DoD to assess current status and steps to address gaps in advanced materials, composites...
February 14, 2018 | Source: Market Business News, marketbusinessnews.com, 23 March 2017
Researchers Devise Effective 3D Printing Method for Bacterial Materials
Researchers in the Netherlands published a paper outlining a method of effectively 3D printing bacterial cultures for materials production and patterning. The paper, authored by...