Introducing a layer of zirconium atoms between sheets of aluminium oxide and tungsten carbide creates exceptionally strong composite materials.
Researchers have made a breakthrough that could lead to the creation of 'built-to-order' nanostructures for use in electronics and optical devices.
Japanese scientists have used a novel technique to grow a 'forest' of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with greater length than has ever before been recorded.
Scientists have found a way to turn ultratough pollen into a soft and flexible material, using a simple chemical process akin to conventional soap-making.
SARS-CoV-2 can survive for up to 28 days on common surfaces including banknotes, glass — such as that found on mobile phone screens — and stainless steel.
Material scientists have developed lightweight panels that can change colour on demand, allowing drones to match their appearance to the colours of the sky.
By incorporating the latest advances in machine learning with nano-indentation, it is possible to improve the precision of the estimates of material properties by as much as 20 times.
Researchers from Swinburne University of Technology are on a mission to create materials and products with unprecedented functionalities.
Previously thought to be impossible, the discovery of monolayer amorphous carbon (MAC) could settle a decades-old debate of exactly how atoms are arranged in amorphous solids.
Researchers have created a new kind of fibre from a combination of chitin nanoparticles — extracted from residual blue crab shells — and alginate, a compound found in seaweed.
Treating particles of liquid metal alloys with heat causes them to roughen their surfaces with tiny spheres or nanowires. Control the heat and you can control the surface patterns.
One individual fibre is as thin as a human hair and weighs less than a fruit fly, yet is very strong: it can lift a weight of 30 grams without tearing.
Researchers have designed a novel, dynamic, reprogrammable material with a polymer structure that can change from hard to soft and back again — triggered by nothing more than green LED light.
The Westlab digital melting point apparatus has been designed to offer hassle-free operation and fast results. It is used effectively in a wide range of industries to measure the melting points of different materials.
The Attension Theta Flex, from Biolin Scientific, is an all-in-one fully automated contact angle meter designed to support high-end imaging for even the most demanding industrial and research applications.