Latest Solid Stories
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Chemistry Division scientists have developed a second generation, cost-effective polyetheretherketone (PEEK)-like phthalonitrile-resin demonstrating superior high temperature and flammability properties for use in numerous marine, aerospace, and domestic applications.
A new process for growing forests of manganese dioxide nanorods may lead to the next generation of high-performance capacitors.
Tunable material system designed by Harvard team is easily adaptable for diverse applications in fuel transport, textiles, optical systems, and more
Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology show that a recently discovered class of materials can be used to create a new kind of solar cell.
A new way of making crystalline silicon, developed by U-M researchers, could make this crucial ingredient of computers and solar cells much cheaper and greener.
A research team from MIT has now come up with a new class of hydrophobic ceramics that are durable in the face of rough treatment and extreme temperatures.
A new study led by the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering is using the teeth of a coastal California marine snail to create less costly and more efficient nanoscale materials in an effort to improve solar cells and lithium-ion batteries.
While exploring ways to create this ultrastable glass on a shorter timetable, researchers have gained some key insights into the bizarre structure of glasses as well as how it affects their properties.
Advanced ceramic composites can withstand the ultrahigh operational temperatures projected for hypersonic jet and next generation gas turbine engines, but real-time analysis of the mechanical properties of these space-age materials at ultrahigh temperatures has been a challenge – until now.
- To swell, as grain or wood with water.