29/11/2019Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have demonstrated a novel approach aimed at addressing the perovskite's durability problem: encasing the perovskite inside a double-layer protection system made from plastic and silica.
29/11/2019The official go-ahead was given for the "LimnoPlast” EU research and training project on the distribution of microplastics in European rivers and lakes. This “Innovative Training Network (ITN)”, which is funded for four years to the tune of almost €4.1 million by the EU out of its "Horizon 2020" programme in the framework of the Marie Skłodowska Curie measures.
28/11/2019High-performance solid-state elastocaloric cooling materials with exceptional fatigue resistance are made possible by 3D printing a nickel-titanium based alloy, researchers report.
28/11/2019Growing nanoscale polymer brushes on materials' surfaces overcomes a key challenge in surface chemistry, researchers report, creating a new way to fabricate a diverse array of materials that could hold advanced uses in catalysis or chemical separation applications, for example.
27/11/2019Scientists have developed an ultrasensitive detector based on black silicon. The device is able to detect trace amounts of nitroaromatic compounds and can be applied to identify the majority of explosives or highly toxic pollutants for medical and forensic evaluations. The related article was published in ACS Sensors.
27/11/2019Microlattice could replace current foams in protective packaging, shock isolators for electronics, vehicle interiors, and helmet padding from football to children's bicycle helmets.
26/11/2019The research team led by Professor Chang-Ki Baek proposed vertical silicone nanowires with high sensitivity by using silicone and semiconductor process.
25/11/2019Researchers can now obtain more accurate information than ever before on the structure and surface chemistry of carbon.
22/11/2019New research by engineers at the University of Illinois combines atomic-scale experimentation with computer modeling to determine how much energy it takes to bend multilayer graphene - a question that has eluded scientists since graphene was first isolated. The findings are reported in the journal Nature Materials.
21/11/2019Rice University engineers print 3D blocks based on theoretical tubulanes and find they're nearly as hard as diamond.