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  • The Journal of the European Ceramic Society Highlighted Feature Article (Free access 6 months) February 9, 2022
    This paper reviews the role of defects and dopants, including their dynamics, on the properties of barium titanate, the most widely used ferroelectric ceramic  in electronics. Written by Clive Randall , a world-wide recognized scientist and Director of the Materials Research Institute at The Pennsylvania State University, and his PhD student Pedram Yousefian, it is […]
  • Materials in 2020 December 16, 2020
    Download the full 32 page featureBY ANY MEASURE, 2020 has been a funny old year. But amid all the disruption and difficulties caused by the covid-19 pandemic, materials science has kept on going – research has continued to be conducted and findings published. Materials scientists may have had to change how they work, but they […]
  • Dark material offers a bright energy future March 31, 2020
    Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) systems use an array of reflectors to direct sunlight to a central receiver system where light is converted into heat, which is used to generate electricity. In the journal Scripta Materialia, researchers in Italy report the development of a dark form of aluminium oxide with potential to significantly improve the efficiency […]
  • Synthetic Metals – Editor Highlight February 19, 2020
    In the last issue of Synthetic Metals a review paper appeared co-authored by Corentin Pigot and Frédéric Dumur, two researchers from Aix-Marseille University (“Molecular engineering in 2D surface covalent organic frameworks: Towards next generation of molecular tectons - A mini review” Synthetic Metals 260 (2020) 116265). This paper covers principle aspects of molecular engineering performed […]
  • Making solar cells using waste from lead batteries February 13, 2020
    Simple chemistry takes lead from battery waste into solar cells. Copyright ElsevierIn a fine demonstration of innovative recycling, the waste lead from traditional lead-acid batteries can recovered and used to make perovskite – the promising material for building efficient solar cells. A research team in China report this innovative conversion of the debris from old […]
  • How to better build bone February 13, 2020
    The route to bone repair with magnetic cell sheetsRepairing damaged bones with tissue grafts is no easy task. Its success is limited by the challenge of regenerating the blood vessels that are needed to maintain the grafts. To meet this challenge, researchers at the University of Aveiro, in Portugal are developing layers of cell sheets […]
  • Hair protein delivers golden opportunities for nanoclusters January 27, 2020
    Schematic representing the keratin-templated formation of the gold nanoclusters, modification with silver and gadolinium, loading with drug and imaging by near-infrared light or magnetic resonanceKeratin, the main protein in hair, is surprisingly useful for assembling gold atoms into fluorescent nanoclusters that may help deliver drugs to their targets and image diseased tissues for diagnosis. Guang […]
  • Boosting the photodynamic therapy efficiency by using stimuli-responsive and AIE-featured nanoparticles January 17, 2020
    Abstract: Photosensitizers with aggregation-induced emission (AIE) characteristics are of great interest for cancer theranostics involving both fluorescence imaging and photodynamic therapy (PDT). However, in the purpose of clinical trials of PDT, the development of prominent drug delivery systems for boosting the PDT efficiency of AIE photosensitizers is highly desirable but still remain a challenging task. […]
  • Asymmetric polyelectrolyte multilayer membranes with ultrathin separation layers for highly efficient micropollutant removal November 4, 2019
    Abstract: New membrane materials are urgently needed to address the increasing concentrations of harmful organic micropollutants (e.g. pharmaceuticals, pesticides and plasticizers) in our surface and drinking water. Currently, the densest available membranes can remove micropollutants sufficiently, but only at very low permeabilities and by producing a highly saline, difficult to treat waste stream. We improve […]
  • Making the most of metals from cradle to grave December 24, 2018
    Position Senior Research Fellow Institution School of Engineering, University of Limerick URL www.ul.ie www.bravoeip.eu www.lcdval.eu www.votechnik.com www.revolvproject.eu Lisa O'Donoghue, University of Limerick.The EU's list of Critical Raw Materials (CRM) shows those that have high economic importance and are considered a supply risk with in the region (red dots represent CRMs).EC eco-innovation ReVolv project meeting.Launch event.Algeopolymers project meeting.We live […]

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  • Nominations for the 2022 Energy Storage Materials (ENSM) Award and ENSM Young Scientist Awards September 16, 2022
    The scientific journal, Energy Storage Materials (EnSM), is requesting written nominations from the international community for its 2022 EnSM Award (1 awardee) and EnSM Young Scientist Award (3 awardees).  The purpose of the EnSM Award is to recognize an outstanding scientist in the field of energy storage materials and devices who has made significant contribution […]
  • 3D printing and self-assembly promise novel ceramics September 15, 2022
    3D printed pre-ceramic polymer and pre-ceramic polymer component, after cross-linking but before conversion to ceramic.3D printed log pile structure folded into a tube-like structure, then cross-linked and fired at high temperature to convert the structure into a hierarchically structured ceramic.3D printed log pile sheet folded into a paper airplane shape, then cross-linked and converted into […]
  • Additive manufacturing method gets a radio frequency speed boost September 14, 2022
    New curing technique speeds up direct ink writing Thermosetting polymers, such as epoxy resins, are ubiquitous in the modern world. Their high mechanical strength and thermal stability has seen them used in everything from batteries to construction materials. But manufacturing components from such polymers is a slow and intensive process, and the reliance on moulds […]
  • New material shines light on magnons September 14, 2022
    The pairing between magnons and excitons will allow researchers to see spin waves, an important consideration for several quantum applications. Image: Chung-Jui Yu.All magnets – from the simple trinkets hanging on your refrigerator to the hard discs that store data in computers to the powerful versions used in research labs – contain spinning quasiparticles called […]
  • Polymer microlattice benefits from some slow heating September 13, 2022
    The four types of 3D printed microlattice studied in this work: as-fabricated, under-carbonized, partially carbonized and over-carbonized. Photo: Surjadi, James et al., /doi.org/10.1016/j.matt.2022.08.010.Developing a lightweight material that is both strong and highly ductile has been regarded as a long-desired goal in the field of structural materials, but these properties are generally mutually exclusive. Researchers at […]
  • Researchers take magnetism to the edge September 13, 2022
    In their experiments, the researchers stacked monolayer tungsten ditelluride and CGT. Image: Shi lab, UC Riverside.A research team led by a physicist at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) has demonstrated a new magnetized state in a monolayer of tungsten ditelluride (WTe2), a new quantum material. Termed a magnetized or ferromagnetic quantum spin Hall insulator, […]
  • Materials Today Communications Journal Editor Call September 13, 2022
    Are you interested in becoming a journal editor? Materials Today Communications is looking to appoint a new section editor to the team... Materials Today Communication is a broad scope, multi-disciplinary, rapid-publication journal focused on sound science. Materials are an essential component of every industry and underpin the technologies used in daily life across society. Materials science […]
  • Switching on the power with doped gallium nitride September 12, 2022
    Our work here not only means that we can reduce energy loss in power electronics, but we can also make the systems for power conversion more compact compared to conventional silicon and silicon carbide electronics.Ramón Collazo, North Carolina State UniversityEngineering researchers have created new high-power electronic devices that are more energy efficient than previous technologies. […]
  • Too fast for friction September 12, 2022
    Slow sliding (left) leaves the structure of the metal intact. Fast sliding (middle) completely destroys the structure. Extremely fast sliding (right) partly melts the uppermost layer, which protects the layers below. Image: TU Wien.When two metal surfaces slide against each other, a variety of complicated phenomena occur that lead to friction and wear: the small […]
  • Journal of Nuclear Materials Best Paper 2021 Prize September 9, 2022
    The Editors and Publisher of The Journal of Nuclear Materials are pleased to announce the winners of the Best Paper 2021 Award. The award goes to "Post-LOCA ductility of Cr-coated cladding and its embrittlement limit", written by  Yook Hyunwoo, Koroush Shirvan, Bren Phillips, and Youho Lee. The winner receives a plaque, which will be presented […]

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  • Additive manufacturing method gets a radio frequency speed boost September 14, 2022
    New curing technique speeds up direct ink writing Thermosetting polymers, such as epoxy resins, are ubiquitous in the modern world. Their high mechanical strength and thermal stability has seen them used in everything from batteries to construction materials. But manufacturing components from such polymers is a slow and intensive process, and the reliance on moulds […]
  • Polymer microlattice benefits from some slow heating September 13, 2022
    The four types of 3D printed microlattice studied in this work: as-fabricated, under-carbonized, partially carbonized and over-carbonized. Photo: Surjadi, James et al., /doi.org/10.1016/j.matt.2022.08.010.Developing a lightweight material that is both strong and highly ductile has been regarded as a long-desired goal in the field of structural materials, but these properties are generally mutually exclusive. Researchers at […]
  • Twisted graphene brings own magnetism to superconducting diode September 7, 2022
    A research team has demonstrated a prominent superconducting diode effect in three twisted layers of graphene a finding that could form the basis for ultra-efficient lossless quantum electronic devices. Image: Jia Li/Brown University.Superconductors – materials that conduct electricity with zero loss of energy – have been well-understood since the development of what’s called the BCS […]
  • Polymer material coordinates carbon dioxide conversion August 31, 2022
    A scientific illustration of the study, which appeared on the cover of the issue of ACS Catalysis that contained the paper. Image: Tokyo Tech, ACS Catalysis.The carbon dioxide (CO2) released into the atmosphere by fossil fuel burning is a leading cause of global warming. One way to address this growing threat is to develop CO2 […]
  • Modified lignin creates improved carbon fiber August 30, 2022
    Researchers have developed a novel method for turning plant-derived lignin into carbon fiber. Image: WashU/Jason Yuan.A study by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis could soon lead to lighter, stronger carbon-fiber materials and stronger plastics with a gentler environmental impact. The main ingredient responsible for these improvements is lignin, a compound that is essential […]
  • Researchers float the idea of artificial leaves August 26, 2022
    An artificial leaf floating on the River Cam near the Bridge of Sighs in Cambridge, UK. Photo: Virgil Andrei.Researchers have developed floating ‘artificial leaves’ that can generate clean fuels from sunlight and water, and could eventually operate on a large scale at sea. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge in the UK, designed ultra-thin, […]
  • Thinking about graphene synapses August 16, 2022
    Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a transistor that operates like synapses in the brain. Image: The University of Texas at Austin.Computers that think more like human brains are inching closer to mainstream adoption. But many unanswered questions remain. Among the most pressing is: what types of materials can serve as […]
  • Graphene could make sport shoe soles more robust August 16, 2022
    Addition of graphene gives running shoes a boost Composites made from graphene and polymers are being considered – and used – in a huge range of different applications. In many cases, the goal is to make those polymers electrically conductive, without unduly increasing their mass. Materials including polycarbonate (PC), Polystyrene (PS), and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) […]
  • Carbon capture materials sourced from cheap and sustainable resources August 16, 2022
    Chemists from the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University, Texas A&M University and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a straightforward way to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from exiting flue gases such as from tailpipes, fireplaces, smokestacks and furnaces. They made a porous material from melamine, an inexpensive polymer that is the main component of Formica, that is able to efficiently capture CO2 from […]
  • Sanding surfaces can make them superhydrophobic August 15, 2022
    This illustration shows the sand-in technique developed at Rice University to make materials superhydrophobic. Image: Weiyin Chen/Rice University.Researchers at Rice University have developed a simple method to make surfaces superhydrophobic – that is, very water-repellant – without the chemicals often used in such processes. Their technique, termed sand-in, involves sandpaper, a selection of powders and […]

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  • Nominations for the 2022 Energy Storage Materials (ENSM) Award and ENSM Young Scientist Awards September 16, 2022
    The scientific journal, Energy Storage Materials (EnSM), is requesting written nominations from the international community for its 2022 EnSM Award (1 awardee) and EnSM Young Scientist Award (3 awardees).  The purpose of the EnSM Award is to recognize an outstanding scientist in the field of energy storage materials and devices who has made significant contribution […]
  • 3D printing and self-assembly promise novel ceramics September 15, 2022
    3D printed pre-ceramic polymer and pre-ceramic polymer component, after cross-linking but before conversion to ceramic.3D printed log pile structure folded into a tube-like structure, then cross-linked and fired at high temperature to convert the structure into a hierarchically structured ceramic.3D printed log pile sheet folded into a paper airplane shape, then cross-linked and converted into […]
  • Additive manufacturing method gets a radio frequency speed boost September 14, 2022
    New curing technique speeds up direct ink writing Thermosetting polymers, such as epoxy resins, are ubiquitous in the modern world. Their high mechanical strength and thermal stability has seen them used in everything from batteries to construction materials. But manufacturing components from such polymers is a slow and intensive process, and the reliance on moulds […]
  • New material shines light on magnons September 14, 2022
    The pairing between magnons and excitons will allow researchers to see spin waves, an important consideration for several quantum applications. Image: Chung-Jui Yu.All magnets – from the simple trinkets hanging on your refrigerator to the hard discs that store data in computers to the powerful versions used in research labs – contain spinning quasiparticles called […]
  • Polymer microlattice benefits from some slow heating September 13, 2022
    The four types of 3D printed microlattice studied in this work: as-fabricated, under-carbonized, partially carbonized and over-carbonized. Photo: Surjadi, James et al., /doi.org/10.1016/j.matt.2022.08.010.Developing a lightweight material that is both strong and highly ductile has been regarded as a long-desired goal in the field of structural materials, but these properties are generally mutually exclusive. Researchers at […]
  • Researchers take magnetism to the edge September 13, 2022
    In their experiments, the researchers stacked monolayer tungsten ditelluride and CGT. Image: Shi lab, UC Riverside.A research team led by a physicist at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) has demonstrated a new magnetized state in a monolayer of tungsten ditelluride (WTe2), a new quantum material. Termed a magnetized or ferromagnetic quantum spin Hall insulator, […]
  • Materials Today Communications Journal Editor Call September 13, 2022
    Are you interested in becoming a journal editor? Materials Today Communications is looking to appoint a new section editor to the team... Materials Today Communication is a broad scope, multi-disciplinary, rapid-publication journal focused on sound science. Materials are an essential component of every industry and underpin the technologies used in daily life across society. Materials science […]
  • Switching on the power with doped gallium nitride September 12, 2022
    Our work here not only means that we can reduce energy loss in power electronics, but we can also make the systems for power conversion more compact compared to conventional silicon and silicon carbide electronics.Ramón Collazo, North Carolina State UniversityEngineering researchers have created new high-power electronic devices that are more energy efficient than previous technologies. […]
  • Too fast for friction September 12, 2022
    Slow sliding (left) leaves the structure of the metal intact. Fast sliding (middle) completely destroys the structure. Extremely fast sliding (right) partly melts the uppermost layer, which protects the layers below. Image: TU Wien.When two metal surfaces slide against each other, a variety of complicated phenomena occur that lead to friction and wear: the small […]
  • Journal of Nuclear Materials Best Paper 2021 Prize September 9, 2022
    The Editors and Publisher of The Journal of Nuclear Materials are pleased to announce the winners of the Best Paper 2021 Award. The award goes to "Post-LOCA ductility of Cr-coated cladding and its embrittlement limit", written by  Yook Hyunwoo, Koroush Shirvan, Bren Phillips, and Youho Lee. The winner receives a plaque, which will be presented […]