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A team of researchers from UC Irvine, HRL Laboratories and the California Institute of Technology have developed the world’s lightest material – with a density of 0.9 mg/cc – about one hundred times lighter than Styrofoam™.
Arizona State University researchers have created a new compound crystal material that promises to help produce advances in a range of scientific and technological pursuits.
Researchers with Berkeley Lab have shed light on the role of temperature in controlling a fabrication technique for drawing chemical patterns as small as 20 nanometers.
They shrink when you heat 'em.
A UK-based specialty chemical company has apparently developed a self-mending plastic that can repair itself without the need for glue, tape, or other materials.
Giant flakes of graphene oxide in water aggregate like a stack of pancakes, but infinitely thinner, and in the process gain characteristics that materials scientists may find delicious.
Nature is a master builder.
Nanoparticles of a substance can be counted and the size distribution can be determined by dispersing the nanoparticles into a gas.