Materials Science

  1. Materials Science

    Future brightens for carbon nanotubes

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

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  2. Materials Science

    Inorganic tubes get smaller than ever

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

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Materials Science

    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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  9. 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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  10. Materials Science

    Soybeans could beef up plywood glues

    Researchers have replaced animal protein with soybean protein in experimental plywood glue, potentially reducing cost and health worries.

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