Category Archives: Super Materials

First large-scale graphene fabrication | Science Daily

One of the barriers to using graphene at a commercial scale could be overcome using a method demonstrated by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Graphene, a material stronger and stiffer than carbon fiber, has enormous … Continue reading

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Nano-Architecture | MIT Technology Review

To visit the lab of Caltech materials ­scientist Julia Greer is to enter a realm where the ordinary rules of physical stuff don’t seem to apply. Greer designs and builds nanomaterials that behave in ways surprising to those of us … Continue reading

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Nano-Manufacturing Makes Steel 10 Times Stronger | MIT Technology Review

An inexpensive new process can increase the strength of metals such as steel by as much as 10 times, and make them much more resistant to corrosion. If the modified metals pass field testing, the new process could go on … Continue reading

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Scientists Learn to Control “Electron Gas” | Kurzweil AI

[+]Vienna University of Technology researchers have created a two-dimensional “electron gas” in strontium titanate. In a thin layer formed by the gas just below the surface, electrons can move freely and occupy different quantum states. The new material represents a … Continue reading

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Designing amazingly strong materials from the bottom up | Kurzweil AI

Why do the lightweight skeletons of organisms such as sea sponges display a strength that far exceeds that of man-made products constructed from similar materials? Scientists have long suspected that the difference has to do with the hierarchical architecture of … Continue reading

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Resilin Super Rubber | Science Daily

The remarkable, rubber-like protein that enables dragonflies, grasshoppers and other insects to flap their wings, jump and chirp has major potential uses in medicine, scientists conclude in an article in the journal ACS Macro Letters. It evaluates the latest advances … Continue reading

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CONCEPT: Thermal Superconductor | Thomasnet News

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 21 — For over a decade, Novel Concepts, Inc. (http://www.novelconceptsinc.com/) has been on the forefront of thermal management technology, with multiple patents under its belt. Today the company is again breaking ground: Novel Concepts, Inc. has announced … Continue reading

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