Materials Science

  1. Materials Science

    Titanium dioxide hogs the spotlight

    Researchers have created new coatings that break down toxins and keep mirrors from fogging when the materials are exposed to visible light.

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  2. Materials Science

    Scientists get a handle on crystal shape

    Researchers have discovered how the orientation of amino acid molecules can make a growing crystal take on either a right- or a left-handed form.

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  3. Materials Science

    Nanotubes form dense transistor array

    Researchers have made an array of transistors out of carbon nanotubes.

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  4. Materials Science

    Future brightens for carbon nanotubes

    Researchers have made a lightbulb that depends on carbon nanotubes for its glow.

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  5. Materials Science

    Inorganic tubes get smaller than ever

    Researchers have created the smallest stable, freestanding inorganic nanotubes yet.

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  6. Materials Science

    Novel nanotubes are now made-to-order

    Researchers have made nanotubes with specific sizes and traits by designing molecules that self-assemble.

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  7. Materials Science

    Crystals step up to a new surface

    Researchers have made crystals that reversibly change their surface shape when hit by light.

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  8. Materials Science

    SQUID can catch concealed corrosion

    A new technology that can detect corrosion deep within aluminum aircraft parts has revealed that high concentrations of salt don't corrode hidden joints any more than low levels of salt.

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  9. Materials Science

    Scientists belt out a novel nanostructure

    Researchers have used metal oxides to make microscopic ribbonlike structures that could prove useful for developing future nanoscale devices.

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  10. Materials Science

    From Metal Bars to Candy Bars

    Materials scientists have turned the tools of their trade on some of the most familiar substances in the world: food.

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    Scientists develop self-healing composites

    Researchers have developed a composite material that has the ability to repair small cracks within itself, a characteristic that could be used to extend the reliability and service life of electronic and aerospace components.

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  12. Materials Science

    Droplets string themselves together

    Under the right conditions, mixing two incompatible polymers can produce drops that organize themselves into strings.

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