November 14, 2013, No comments

Materials are widely recognized as one of the critical remaining challenges for making fusion a commercially viable energy source. In a future fusion power plant, the materials surrounding and interacting […]

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3D Carbon Goes Metallic

November 13, 2013, No comments

New metallic structure may be stable at ambient temperature and pressure with potential applications in science and technology. A theoretical, three-d ...


Smart Polymers that Move by Light

November 11, 2013, 1 Comment

Microvehicles and other devices that can change shape or move with no power source other than a beam of light may be possible through research led by ...


New Techniques Produce Cleanest Graphene Yet

November 7, 2013, 1 Comment

Columbia Engineers develop new device architecture for 2D materials, making electrical contact from the 1D edge.  Researchers have experimentally dem ...

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    Natural Bio-Composite for 3D Printed Implants
    November 6, 2013, No comments

    Researchers from North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Laser Zentrum Hannover have discovered that a naturally-occurring compound can be incorporated into three-dimensional (3-D) […]

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    Using Genetics to Discover New Nanomaterials
    October 31, 2013, No comments

    Researchers at Columbia Engineering, led by Chemical Engineering Professors Venkat Venkatasubramanian and Sanat Kumar, have developed a new approach to designing novel nanostructured materials through an inverse design framework using [&hel ...

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    Birthing a New Breed of Materials
    October 24, 2013, No comments

    Where two different materials meet on the atomic level, a new material can be born that is neither one nor the other. The two parent materials do not mix – […]

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    4D Printing of Materials – the next dimension
    October 23, 2013, No comments

    Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have successfully added a fourth dimension to their printing technology, opening up exciting possibilities for the creation and use of adaptive, composite materials […]