Latest Solid Stories

2010-02-23 15:38:28

A class of molecules whose size, structure and chemical composition have been optimized for photonic use could provide the demanding combination of properties needed to serve as the foundation for low-power, high-speed all-optical signal processing.

2010-02-16 14:25:32

A “metal foam” that has a similar elasticity to bone could mean a new generation of biomedical implants that would avoid bone rejection that often results from more rigid implant materials, such as titanium.

2010-01-06 08:00:00


2009-12-22 14:03:59

New device, based on known materials and an elegant design, helps isolate individual cells and could help meet Moore's Law for years to come.

2009-12-15 23:50:32

Adding cerium oxide to phosphate glass rather than the commonly used silicate glass may make glasses that block ultraviolet light and have increased radiation damage resistance while remaining colorless, according to Penn State researchers.

2009-12-10 13:28:27

Newly patented method could improve superconductors, optical devices, and microelectronics.

2009-11-23 14:07:00

BRANCHBURG, N.J., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Voltaix, a leading provider of materials that enhance the performance of semiconductor chips and solar cells, today announced that Mark K. Fine will become interim Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2010.

2009-11-12 07:11:46

Silicon nanowires are attracting significant attention from the electronics industry due to the drive for ever-smaller electronic devices, from cell phones to computers.

2009-11-06 07:09:12

University of Utah chemists demonstrated the first conclusive link between the size of catalyst particles on a solid surface, their electronic properties and their ability to speed chemical reactions.

Word of the Day
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.