14/10/2019Separating pure ethylene from ethane is a difficult and costly process, but one that new research from the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering is poised to streamline. The technique investigated in two new papers, published in the Journal of the American Chemical Association and Organometallics, ...
14/10/2019A research group established a new design strategy for organic materials for the anode of lithium-ion secondary cells through the use of Materials Informatics (MI). A high-capacity and high-stability material was successfully obtained via an extremely small number of experiments.
11/10/2019Advances in the fields of soft robotics, wearable technologies, and human/machine interfaces require a new class of stretchable materials that can change shape adaptively while relying only on portable electronics for power. Researchers have developed such a material ...
11/10/2019The captured CO2 can be converted into useful organic materials.
10/10/2019Cracks in the desert floor appear random to the untrained eye, even beautifully so, but the mathematics governing patterns of dried clay turn out to be predictable - and useful in designing advanced materials.
10/10/2019Drexel University researchers have figured out how to add more conductivity into functional fabric devices, by coating yarns with a 2-dimensional carbon-based material called MXene, to make conductive threads. The group has developed a dip-coating method, similar to the dyeing process, that can produce a conductive yarn strong ...
09/10/2019University of Oregon researchers find that smaller catalytic nanoparticles may be vital for many kinds of devices that convert solar energy into chemical fuels like hydrogen gas.
09/10/2019University of Toronto Engineering researchers have created a miniature robot that can crawl with inchworm-like motion. The underlying technology could one day transform industries from aviation to smart wearables.
08/10/2019Scientists at Nagoya University have succeeded in synthesizing molecular nanocarbons with knots and catenanes by using a novel method in which silicon atoms are used. The epoch-making product of this research will pave the way to the development of new nanocarbon materials with complex geometric structures.
08/10/2019SUTD researchers discover a new theory that paves the way for the design of better graphene electronics and energy converters.