science wire


Materials Science

Results 251 - 300 of 702.

Physics - Materials Science - 21.09.2020
Mirror-like photovoltaics get more electricity out of heat
Mirror-like photovoltaics get more electricity out of heat
New heat-harnessing "solar” cells that reflect 99% of the energy they can't convert to electricity could help bring down the price of storing renewable energy as heat, as well as harvesting waste heat from exhaust pipes and chimneys.

Campus - Materials Science - 17.09.2020
Researchers working to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 on high-touch metallic surfaces
McGill University professor Stephen Yue and Dr. Chen Liang, a researcher at the McGill AIDS Centre and Lady Davis Institute, received an NSERC Alliance COVID-19 grant to produce a cost-effective, production-ready antiviral coating that could significantly reduce the rate of SARS-CoV-2 transmission on high-touch metallic surfaces in public spaces such as schools, office buildings, and clinics.

Physics - Materials Science - 17.09.2020
CSC develops sensors for micro-defects
Sensors which detect micro-defects in materials are being developed by the Compound Semiconductor Centre - Cardiff University's joint venture with IQE.

Materials Science - Physics - 16.09.2020
Building materials like insect exoskeletons
Building materials like insect exoskeletons
Chitin is the main component of the exoskeletons of insects, spiders, and crustaceans and ensures, for example, that an insect exoskeleton is both robust and flexible.

Health - Materials Science - 15.09.2020

Environment - Materials Science - 11.09.2020
Digital 3D models of London chart path to lower emissions
An interactive 3D map of London that grades the energy efficiency of more than 3.5 million properties has been built by UCL researchers for the Greater London Authority (GLA) to inform efforts in tackling fuel poverty and reducing carbon emissions.

Materials Science - Innovation - 09.09.2020

Environment - Materials Science - 08.09.2020
"Do microplastics belong in our environment? No!"
Process Engineer Adriano Joss from Eawag water research institute has been working for many years on wastewater treatment plants and the removal of micropollutants from water.

Materials Science - Environment - 08.09.2020

Research Management - Materials Science - 03.09.2020
Two Empa researchers receive ERC Starting Grant
Two Empa researchers receive ERC Starting Grant
Two talented young researchers at Empa will be given the opportunity to develop their own research area over a five-year period with the help of an ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Counc

Environment - Materials Science - 03.09.2020

Materials Science - Chemistry - 02.09.2020

Materials Science - 31.08.2020
BATTERY 2030+ starts Next Phase towards a Green Society
BATTERY 2030+ starts Next Phase towards a Green Society
The European research initiative on Future Battery Technologies, BATTERY 2030+, starts the next phase to develop high-performance batteries for a climate-neutral society.

Materials Science - Health - 26.08.2020
UW experts design masks for campus from scratch
Students and staff returning to the University of Wisconsin-Madison can protect each other from COVID-19 with masks designed by the university's experts in textiles, filtration and infectious disease, and made by one of Wisconsin's oldest companies.

Physics - Materials Science - 24.08.2020
Rice's RAMBO-II: A sequel better than the original
Rice’s RAMBO-II: A sequel better than the original
First-of-its-kind spectrometer is getting stronger magnets, wider range of lasers Rice's RAMBO-II is the rare sequel that promises to be better than the original.

Physics - Materials Science - 24.08.2020
Upgraded cleanroom facilities will give UCLA advanced nanofabrication capabilities
UCLA's high-tech capabilities for creating atomically tiny devices and materials are undergoing a multimillion-dollar upgrade.

Economics / Business - Materials Science - 24.08.2020
Binding carbon dioxide using broken concrete
Binding carbon dioxide using broken concrete
Thanks to technology from ETH spin-off Neustark, concrete recycling plants can store carbon dioxide over the long term.

Materials Science - Physics - 18.08.2020
How Can Heat Be Used Effectively?
How Can Heat Be Used Effectively?
In many areas of technology, heat is perceived as an undesirable "by-product".

Materials Science - 17.08.2020
Plastic-free construction
Plastic-free construction
The University of Stuttgart is a research and development partner in the new plastic-free building cooperation network "Gebäude O.K.

Materials Science - 13.08.2020
Coffee stains inspire new printing technique
Have you ever spilled your coffee on your desk? You may then have observed one of the most puzzling phenomena of fluid mechanics - the coffee-ring effect.

Materials Science - Environment - 13.08.2020
New solar cells for space
New solar cells for space
Perovskite and organic solar cells prove successful on a rocket flight in space Almost all satellites are powered by solar cells - but solar cells are heavy. While conventional high-performance cells reach up to three watts of electricity per gram, perovskite and organic hybrid cells could provide up to ten times that amount.

Materials Science - Physics - 12.08.2020
Why nanomaterial quality matters, and the smart new way to check it
A new way to check the quality of nanomaterials like graphene has emerged from a team at the University of Sussex.

Materials Science - 06.08.2020
Why shaving dulls even the sharpest of razors
Why shaving dulls even the sharpest of razors
Human hair is 50 times softer than steel, yet it can chip away a razor's edge, a new study shows. Razors, scalpels, and knives are commonly made from stainless steel, honed to a razor-sharp edge and coated with even harder materials such as diamond-like carbon.

Materials Science - 05.08.2020

Economics / Business - Materials Science - 04.08.2020

Innovation - Materials Science - 27.07.2020
Innovative fibre-composite building elements are put into practice
Innovative fibre-composite building elements are put into practice
Texoversum, an education, research and innovation centre for the cross-cutting technology of textiles, is being established on the campus of Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences.

Physics - Materials Science - 24.07.2020
Argonne breaks ground on $815 million upgrade to X-ray facility
Leaders from the U.S. Department of Energy, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago broke ground July 22 on the future of X-ray science in the U.S. The s

Environment - Materials Science - 20.07.2020
Better wastewater treatment? It's a wrap
Better wastewater treatment? It’s a wrap
Rice's trap-and-zap strategy for antibiotic resistant bugs becomes wrap, trap and zap A shield of graphene helps particles destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria and free-floating antibiotic resistance genes in wastewater treatment plants. Think of the new strategy developed at Rice University as "wrap, trap and zap." The labs of Rice environmental scientist Pedro Alvarez and Yalei Zhang, a professor of environmental engineering at Tongji University, Shanghai, introduced microspheres wrapped in graphene oxide in the Elsevier journal Water Research.

Materials Science - Environment - 17.07.2020
Fluorine recycling for lithium-ion batteries
Fluorine recycling for lithium-ion batteries
Lithium-ion batteries contain salts rich in fluorine, which decompose in humid air to toxic, highly corrosive hydrogen fluoride. The hazardous nature of this substance makes recycling more difficult and more expensive. A research project entitled "Fluoribat" is now being launched at Empa to solve this problem.

Physics - Materials Science - 15.07.2020
Superconducting Twisted Bilayer Graphene-Magic not Needed?
At a Glance Leadership President Provost Board of Trustees Legacy History & Milestones Historic Awards & Honors Caltech Archives Interactive History Map News Publications This is Caltech Calt

Materials Science - Environment - 13.07.2020
Merging solar cell and liquid battery produces efficient, long-lasting solar storage
Schematic illustration of an integrated solar flow battery. A solar cell (in green) is hooked up to tanks of chemicals (in red and blue) that can store electricity for later use. Wenjie Li Chemists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and their collaborators have created a highly efficient and long-lasting solar flow battery, a way to generate, store and redeliver renewable electricity from the sun in one device.

Physics - Materials Science - 12.07.2020
A wizard of ultrasharp imaging
A wizard of ultrasharp imaging
To oversee its new cutting-edge electron microscopy systems, MIT sought out Frances Ross' industry-honed expertise.

Materials Science - 10.07.2020
The battery of the future: intelligent, sustainable, powerful
The battery of the future: intelligent, sustainable, powerful
Federal government to fund three competency clusters with TUM involvement The battery is regarded as a key technology in such sectors as transportation and energy.

Materials Science - Life Sciences - 09.07.2020
$18M Boost to Materials Science Research at UC San Diego
Students and faculty will shape the nanoand bio-materials that will make life better, healthier and safer The UC San Diego MRSEC center provides sustained research and educational opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students, with a particular focus on transfer students.

Materials Science - Environment - 08.07.2020
Printed coatings enable more efficient solar cells
Researchers at Cambridge, Imperial and Singapore have developed a method to print ultrathin coatings on next-generation solar cells, allowing them to work in tandem with silicon solar cells to boost efficiencies. Photovoltaics, or solar cells, work by absorbing sunlight to produce clean electricity. But photovoltaics can absorb only a fraction of the solar spectrum, which limits their efficiencies.

Physics - Materials Science - 07.07.2020

Electroengineering - Materials Science - 06.07.2020
Making plastic more transparent while also adding electrical conductivity
Making plastic more transparent while also adding electrical conductivity
Share on: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn In an effort to improve large touchscreens, LED light panels and window-mounted infrared solar cells, researchers at the University of Michigan have made plastic conductive while also making it more transparent. They provide a recipe to help other researchers find the best balance between conductivity and transparency by creating a three-layer anti-reflection surface.

Materials Science - Economics / Business - 02.07.2020

Physics - Materials Science - 30.06.2020
Exploring interactions of light and matter
Exploring interactions of light and matter
Juejun Hu pushes the frontiers of optoelectronics for biological imaging, communications, and consumer electronics.

Materials Science - Economics / Business - 24.06.2020
Towards closed loops
Towards closed loops
The circular economy is gaining a foothold in more and more areas: Some have already established business models, in others it is only visible in visionary pioneering projects.

Chemistry - Materials Science - 24.06.2020

Materials Science - Physics - 18.06.2020
Graphene with sodium could make better batteries
Graphene doped with sodium can be a key player in making cheap batteries and spintronic devices, EPFL scientists discover.

Social Sciences - Materials Science - 17.06.2020
"Looking Out"
Miller ICA responds to COVID-19 through artists' windows and to their wisdom Since March, life has been far from normal.

Chemistry - Materials Science - 16.06.2020
Using Jenga to explain lithium-ion batteries
Tower block games such as Jenga can be used to explain to schoolchildren how lithium-ion batteries work, meeting an educational need to better understand a power source that has become vital to everyday life.