Category: Material Science

Utilizing building materials to monitor for high enriched uranium

A new paper details how little samples of ubiquitous building materials, for example, tile or brick, can be utilized to test whether a facility has ever stored high enriched uranium (HEU), which can be utilized to make nuclear weapons. The method could fill in as a valuable forensic tool for national or international efforts related…

Nanoscale visualization of the distribution and optical conduct of dopant in GaN

In Gallium Nitride (GaN) embedded with a small amount of magnesium (Mg), NIMS prevailing without precedent for the first time in visualizing the distribution and optical conduct of the embedded Mg at the nanoscale which may help in improving electrical performance of GaN based gadgets. A portion of the mechanisms by which introduced Mg ions…

New ‘bacteria-phobic’ material could stop the spread of superbugs in medical clinics

The formation of a new ‘biomaterial’ that stops bacteria sticking to medicinal gadgets, for example, catheters could help in the battle against superbugs. Analysts at Nottingham University have built up a new family of biomaterials – materials, for example, plastics and metals which can be introduced into the body – called Bactigon, which they expectation…

Applied Materials is making a forceful procurement

Intel – supplier Applied Materials (ticker: AMAT) is purchasing semiconductor equipment producer Kokusai Electric for $2.2 billion in cash from KKR and Co. (KKR). Applied is paying under eight times earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, or Ebitda, a big discount to its own valuation numerous. That has investors excited, and Applied Materials stock…

MagLab researchers discover thermoelectric stuff in pledging grade of matter

Investigating a zone disregarded by different researchers, physicists at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory have found that a class of materials called “1-2-20s” have promising thermoelectric properties, opening the conduits for further examination into these intriguing materials. The investigation was distributed in Science Advances. Thermoelectric gadgets can create power if there…

Russian researchers examine new materials for Li-ion batteries of miniature sensors

Specialists of Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) are growing new materials for solid state thin-film Li-ion batteries for micro and nanodevices. The first phase of the project was successfully finished at the laboratory “Functional Materials” of the Institute of Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering, and Transport SPbPU. The project is supported by the Russian Science…

New organic flow battery breathes life into breaking down molecules back

After years of making progress on an organic aqueous flow battery, Harvard University scientists kept running into an issue: the organic anthraquinone molecules that powered their ground-breaking battery were gradually breaking down after some time, lessening the long-term usefulness of the battery. Presently, the scientists — led by Michael Aziz, the Gene and Tracy Sykes…

Scientists go to origami and Lego to assemble a superior spacecraft

Researchers are going to the Japanese art of origami to configuration impact-resistant material that may make spacecraft reusable, helmets more effective and cars more secure. Specialists at the University of Washington, US, have used hundreds of years old paper-folding strategies to make a prototype material that lessens the compression stress of effects. This “metamaterial” –…