Sunday, June 16, 2019

Pushing the extra cold frontiers of superconducting science

Measuring the properties of superconducting materials in magnetic fields at close to absolute zero temperatures is difficult, but necessary to understand their quantum properties. How...

Metal Foam Stops .50 Caliber Rounds As Well As Steel

Researchers have demonstrated that vehicle armor using composite metal foam (CMF) can stop ball and armor-piercing .50 caliber rounds as well as conventional steel...

New polymer tackles PFAS pollution

The problem of cleaning up toxic polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) pollution—commonly used in non-stick and protective coatings, lubricants and aviation fire-fighting foams—has been solved...

Noble metal-free catalyst system as active as platinum

Affordable high-performance catalysts have come within reach. The industry has been traditionally deploying platinum alloys as catalysts for oxygen reduction, which is for example essential...

Polymer-Coated Cathode Improves Lithium Ion Battery Performance

Argonne has found a new vapor deposition technique to coat lithium-ion battery cathodes with a polymer to improve life cycle and performance. The reactions of...

Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials Acquires Advanced Polymer Technologies

Reading, PA – Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials, the leading global manufacturer of high-performance thermoplastic materials, announces the acquisition of Advanced Polymer Technologies (APT), June...

Polymers may be the key to single-molecule electronic devices

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology and the University of Tsukuba demonstrate that polymers could play a key role in the fabrication of single-molecule...

New bioplastic food packaging degrades in a couple of years

Group of scientists at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU). Lithuania has created biodegradable plastic, which decays in a compost bin in a couple of...

Method to evaluate comfort of smart and functional textiles

Until now, user-friendliness has been the focus of the development of smart and functional textiles. Now it is time to address comfort when wearing...

New superconducting materials using materials informatics

A NIMS-Ehime University joint research team succeeded in discovering new materials that exhibit superconductivity under high pressure using materials informatics (MI) approaches (data science-based...
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