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Physics - Materials Science - 02.08.2022
Researchers make 'significant advance' in 2D material science with diversely behaving layers in a single bulk material
Researchers make ’significant advance’ in 2D material science with diversely behaving layers in a single bulk material
Manchester researchers make 'significant advance' in 2D material science with diversely behaving layers in a single bulk material Scientists from The University of Manchester have developed a novel yet simple method for producing vertical stacks of alternating superconductor and insulator layers of tantalum disulphide (TaS 2 ).

Materials Science - 27.07.2022
AI tackles the challenge of materials structure prediction
Researchers have designed a machine learning method that can predict the structure of new materials with five times the efficiency of the current standard, removing a key roadblock in developing advanced materials for applications such as energy storage and photovoltaics. Our approach provides an efficient computational approach that can -mine- new stable materials that have never been made before.

Materials Science - 11.07.2022
Face masks unsafe in MRI machines
Certain types of face masks are unsafe for wearing in and around MRI machines, according to new research by scientists at Cardiff University. The team tested eight different types of commercially available filtering face piece (FFP3) respirators and found that five contained magnetic components that they regarded as 'MRI unsafe'.

Environment - Materials Science - 27.06.2022
Green electronics project sets out to create compostable crop sensors
An international research collaboration is setting out to find new ways of monitoring grop growth with biodegradable sensors which can be composted at the end of their lifespan. The 1.8m CHIST-ERA project, called Transient Electronics for Sustainable ICT in Digital Agriculture, is led by researchers from the University of Glasgow and supported by colleagues in Canada, Finland, Poland and Switzerland.

Materials Science - Innovation - 21.06.2022
Levitating objects with sound could revolutionise virtual reality and 3D printing
Using sound to levitate something when there are other objects in the way has been shown for the first time by UCL researchers and could lead to advances in the manufacturing and entertainment sectors. The findings open up possibilities for more advanced interactive entertainment through virtual reality and mixed reality at theme parks, arcades and museums.

Computer Science - Materials Science - 16.06.2022
World's first ultra-fast photonic computing processor using polarisation
World’s first ultra-fast photonic computing processor using polarisation
New research uses multiple polarisation channels to carry out parallel processing - enhancing computing density by several orders over conventional electronic chips. In a paper published in Science Advances , researchers at the University of Oxford have developed a method using the polarisation of light to maximise information storage density and computing performance using nanowires.

Chemistry - Materials Science - 02.06.2022
'Fruitcake' structure observed in organic polymers
’Fruitcake’ structure observed in organic polymers
Researchers have analysed the properties of an organic polymer with potential applications in flexible electronics and uncovered variations in hardness at the nanoscale, the first time such a fine structure has been observed in this type of material. The field of organic electronics has benefited from the discovery of new semiconducting polymers with molecular backbones that are resilient to twists and bends, meaning they can transport charge even if they are flexed into different shapes.

Materials Science - Physics - 24.05.2022
Secret to treating 'Achilles' heel' of alternatives to silicon solar panels revealed
Secret to treating ’Achilles’ heel’ of alternatives to silicon solar panels revealed
A team of researchers from the UK and Japan has found that the tiny defects which limit the efficiency of perovskites - cheaper alternative materials for solar cells - are also responsible for structural changes in the material that lead to degradation.

Environment - Materials Science - 19.05.2022
Low-cost battery-like device absorbs CO2 emissions while it charges
Low-cost battery-like device absorbs CO2 emissions while it charges
Researchers have developed a low-cost device that can selectively capture carbon dioxide gas while it charges. Then, when it discharges, the CO2 can be released in a controlled way and collected to be reused or disposed of responsibly. We found that that by slowly alternating the current between the plates we can capture double the amount of CO2 than before Alexander Forse The supercapacitor device, which is similar to a rechargeable battery, is the size of a two-pence coin, and is made in part from sustainable materials including coconut shells and seawater.

Materials Science - Chemistry - 10.05.2022
Nature-inspired self-sensing materials could lead to engineering breakthoughs
Nature-inspired self-sensing materials could lead to engineering breakthoughs
The cellular forms of natural materials are the inspiration behind a new lightweight, 3D printed smart architected material developed by an international team of engineers. The team, led by engineers from the University of Glasgow, mixed a common form of industrial plastic with carbon nanotubes to create a material which is tougher, stronger and smarter than comparable conventional materials.

Innovation - Materials Science - 04.04.2022
3D printed heat exchanger ’more efficient’ than conventional designs
A new type of lightweight, 3D printed heat exchanger with a maze-like design is more compact and efficient than its conventional counterparts, its developers say. A team led by engineers from the University of Glasgow have developed the system, which exploits the unique properties of microscale surfaces to create a high-performance heat exchanger.

Materials Science - 11.03.2022
The next generation of robots will be shape-shifters
The next generation of robots will be shape-shifters
Physicists have discovered a new way to coat soft robots in materials that allow them to move and function in a more purposeful way. Physicists have discovered a new way to coat soft robots in materials that allow them to move and function in a more purposeful way. The research, led by the University of Bath, is described today in Science Advances .

Physics - Materials Science - 01.03.2022
NGI uses twist to engineer 2D semiconductors with built-in memory functions
NGI uses twist to engineer 2D semiconductors with built-in memory functions
A team of researchers at The University of Manchester's National Graphene Institute (NGI) and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has demonstrated that slightly twisted 2D transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) display room-temperature ferroelectricity. This characteristic, combined with TMDs- outstanding optical properties, can be used to build multi-functional optoelectronic devices such as transistors and LEDs with built-in memory functions on nanometre length scale.

Materials Science - Environment - 15.02.2022
New efficiency record set for ultrathin solar cells
New efficiency record set for ultrathin solar cells
A team co-led by UCL researchers has substantially increased the efficiency of a new type of solar cell, potentially paving the way for its use as a low cost, environmentally friendly alternative to existing solar power technology. Standard solar cells are silicon-based, but they are bulky, expensive and energy intensive to produce.

Physics - Materials Science - 11.02.2022
Two-dimensional material could store quantum information at room temperature
Two-dimensional material could store quantum information at room temperature
Researchers have identified a two-dimensional material that could be used to store quantum information at room temperature. There are defects in this material that can emit single photons, which means it could be used in quantum systems Hannah Stern Quantum memory is a major building block to be addressed in the building of a quantum internet, where quantum information is securely stored and sent via photons, or particles of light.

Materials Science - Physics - 10.02.2022
NGI advances graphene spintronics as 1D contacts improve mobility in nano-scale devices
NGI advances graphene spintronics as 1D contacts improve mobility in nano-scale devices
Researchers at The University of Manchester may have cleared a significant hurdle on the path to quantum computing, demonstrating step-change improvements in the spin transport characteristics of nanoscale graphene-based electronic devices.

Materials Science - Physics - 10.02.2022
Fully woven, smart display
Researchers have developed a 46-inch woven display with smart sensors, energy harvesting and storage integrated directly into the fabric. By integrating fibre-based electronics, photonic, sensing and energy functionalities, we can achieve a whole new class of smart devices and systems Luigi Occhipinti An international team of scientists have produced a fully woven smart textile display that integrates active electronic, sensing, energy and photonic functions.

Materials Science - Innovation - 07.02.2022
New adaptable smart window coating could help heat or cool a home and save energy
New adaptable smart window coating could help heat or cool a home and save energy
Researchers at the University of Oxford have collaborated with industry experts to develop an adaptable smart window technology that could reduce the energy usage of an average home by up to a third. The new glass has a spectrally tuneable low-emissivity coating that uses a phase change material to control the amount of heat that comes into the room from the window, without affecting the quality of the light.

Materials Science - Innovation - 07.02.2022
’Smart’ 3D-printed braces could improve scoliosis treatment
A new type of lightweight 3D-printed back brace capable of sensing how effectively it fits patients could lead to improved treatment for scoliosis, its developers say. Scoliosis, a common form of spine deformity, affects around three percent of the population, most often between the ages of 10 and 15.

Materials Science - Innovation - 25.01.2022
New research centre to develop next-generation battery technologies
New research centre to develop next-generation battery technologies
A newly-established Cambridge research centre will work to develop next-generation batteries and battery materials, one of the major technological hurdles in the transition to a zero-carbon economy. The WP-Cambridge Materials Innovation Centre (WP-CAMMIC) will be based at Cambridge's Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy (DMSM), supported by 7.2 million from the WP Investment Company (WPIC), a South Korean investment group.
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