Materials Overview for 2-Photon 3D Printing Applications

Interest in microscale 3D lithography continues to grow with the development of new tools and new patterning materials. To date most available materials are rigid,...

Researchers resolve a major mystery in 2-D material electronics

Schottky diodes are composed of a metal in contact with a semiconductor. Despite their simple construction, Schottky diodes are tremendously useful components in modern...

Understanding origami in 2-D materials

One in five mobile phone users in the UK has cracked their screen by dropping the phone in a three year period, according to...

Evonik agrees to sell its Methacrylates business to Advent International for €3 billion

Evonik has today signed an agreement to sell its Methacrylates business to Advent International for €3 billion. The selling price (enterprise value) is 8.5...

Predicting how electromagnetic waves interact with materials at the smallest scales

Computational tool allows for the development of next-generation communications devices UCLA Samueli engineers have developed a new tool to model how magnetic materials, which are...

Bio-inspired materials decrease drag for liquids

Tiny nature-inspired cavities that trap air can stop liquids from sticking to surfaces without the need for coatings. An eco-friendly coating-free strategy has now been...

‘Metallic Wood’ Has Strength of Titanium, Density of Water

A cross-institutional research team has designed a unique porous structure they call “metallic wood” because of its high strength-to-weight ratio. Researchers are constantly seeking materials...

3D-Printed Polymer Photodetectors on Curved Surface a “Bionic Eye”

A University of Minnesota research team has 3D-printed an array of light receptors on a hemispherical surface, in a first step toward creating a...

Certain polyethylene-lined hips may last longer than others

Researchers in New Zealand found that artificial hip liners made of highly-cross-linked polyethylene showed less wear 10 years after implantation than liners made of...

Lego Wants to Completely Remake Its Toy Bricks (Without Anyone Noticing)

At the heart of this town lies a building that is a veritable temple to the area’s most famous creation, the humble Lego brick....