Quantcast

Latest Solid Stories

Navy Develops High Impact, High Integrity Polymer
2013-04-18 10:29:54

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.

2013-04-16 19:28:10

A new process for growing forests of manganese dioxide nanorods may lead to the next generation of high-performance capacitors.

New Adaptive Material Inspired By Tears Designed By Scientists
2013-04-08 14:15:26

Tunable material system designed by Harvard team is easily adaptable for diverse applications in fuel transport, textiles, optical systems, and more

2013-02-12 15:18:26

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.

2013-01-25 10:55:45

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.

New Class Of Hydrophobic Ceramics From Rare Earth Elements
2013-01-22 05:13:50

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.

Chiton Teeth Inspire Solar Cell, Lithium-ion Improvements
2013-01-17 05:50:53

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.

Ulstrastable Glass Gets Its Properties From Tetris-Like Structure
2013-01-07 13:27:01

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.

Real-Time CT-Scan Test Rig For Ceramic Composites At Ultrahigh Temperatures Developed
2012-12-10 16:41:08

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.


Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
Related