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Newswise: Scientists are shaking up lithium extraction with a different kind of chemistry
Released: 26-Apr-2024 5:05 PM EDT
Scientists are shaking up lithium extraction with a different kind of chemistry
Ames National Laboratory

Scientists at the Critical Materials Innovation (CMI) Hub, led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames National Laboratory, have developed a new process, mechanochemical extraction of lithium at low temperatures, or MELLT, to increase and diversify the supply of lithium in the United States.

Released: 23-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT
DOE’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program Selects 86 Outstanding U.S. Graduate Students
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science has selected 86 graduate students representing 31 states and Puerto Rico for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program’s 2023 Solicitation 2 cycle.

16-Apr-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Novel material supercharges innovation in electrostatic energy storage
Washington University in St. Louis

Artificial heterostructures made of freestanding 2D and 3D membranes developed by WashU's Sang-Hoon Bae have an energy density up to 19 times higher than commercially available capacitors.

Newswise: Finally friendly fibers
Released: 16-Apr-2024 3:05 AM EDT
Finally friendly fibers
Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Rain jackets, swimming trunks or upholstery fabrics: Textiles with water-repellent properties require chemical impregnation. Although fluorine-containing PFAS chemicals are effective, they are also harmful to human health and accumulate in the environment.

Newswise: Argonne materials scientist Amanda Petford-Long named a Fellow of the Materials Research Society
Released: 11-Apr-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Argonne materials scientist Amanda Petford-Long named a Fellow of the Materials Research Society
Argonne National Laboratory

Amanda Petford-Long, director of the Materials Science division at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and an Argonne Distinguished Fellow, was recognized by a preeminent materials science society.

Released: 9-Apr-2024 3:05 PM EDT
New code mines microscopy images in scientific articles
Argonne National Laboratory

Researchers have created a software tool that searches for and summarizes content of microscopy images from the scientific literature. These qualities make it a versatile solution for use in a wide range of materials research projects.

Newswise: Chemically bonded Mn0.5Cd0.5S/BiOBr S-scheme photocatalyst with rich oxygen vacancies for improved photocatalytic decontamination performance
Released: 8-Apr-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Chemically bonded Mn0.5Cd0.5S/BiOBr S-scheme photocatalyst with rich oxygen vacancies for improved photocatalytic decontamination performance
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Devising novel heterojunction photocatalysts applied in annihilating pharmaceuticals and chromium contamination is significant for addressing the problem of global water pollution and it's quite challenging to devise a facile approach to modulate the interfacial chemical bonds of the heterojunction.

Newswise: How Scientists Are Accelerating Chemistry Discoveries With Automation
Released: 8-Apr-2024 11:00 AM EDT
How Scientists Are Accelerating Chemistry Discoveries With Automation
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Researchers have developed an automated workflow that could accelerate the discovery of new pharmaceutical drugs and other useful products. The new approach could enable real-time reaction analysis and identify new chemical-reaction products much faster than current laboratory methods.

Newswise: Chris Anderson combining materials science, physics and electrical engineering to advance quantum technologies
Released: 3-Apr-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Chris Anderson combining materials science, physics and electrical engineering to advance quantum technologies
University Of Illinois Grainger College Of Engineering

Chris Anderson is the newest addition to the Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) faculty, and he is ready to make a quantum leap into the world of materials science.

Released: 3-Apr-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Yuting Luo receives 2024 Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award
Argonne National Laboratory

Yuting Luo, of Johns Hopkins University, was named the 2024 recipient of the Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award given by the Advanced Photon Source (APS) user organization, which recognizes important scientific or technical accomplishments at the APS by a young investigator.

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Released: 2-Apr-2024 6:05 PM EDT
Next-Generation ShAPE™ Metal Extrusion Arrives
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

The next-generation ShAPE machine has arrived at PNNL, where it will help prove the mettle of the ShAPE extrusion technique. ShAPE 2 is designed to allow researchers to produce larger, more complex extrusions.

Newswise: Pioneering Precision: Transforming Micro-Edm with Feed-Pulse Collaborative Control
Released: 13-Mar-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Pioneering Precision: Transforming Micro-Edm with Feed-Pulse Collaborative Control
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Researchers have introduced a novel technique in micro-electrical discharge machining (micro-EDM) that is set to redefine the standards of efficiency and accuracy in manufacturing. Dubbed Feed-Pulse Collaborative Control (FPCC), this innovation is set to transform aerospace and medical device sectors, heralding new industry standards with its applications.

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Released: 11-Mar-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Propelling 3D printing into the future
Sandia National Laboratories

A team of chemists and materials scientists at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a new printing process that prints stronger nonmetallic materials in record time, five times faster than traditional 3D printing.

Newswise: Smart protection for delicate skin
Released: 11-Mar-2024 3:05 AM EDT
Smart protection for delicate skin
Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Skin injuries caused by prolonged pressure often occur in people who are unable to change their position independently – such as sick newborns in hospitals or elderly people. Thanks to successful partnerships with industry and research, Empa scientists are now launching two smart solutions for pressure sores.

   
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5-Mar-2024 8:05 PM EST
Healable Cathode Could Unlock Potential of Solid-state Lithium-sulfur Batteries
University of California San Diego

UC San Diego engineers developed a cathode material for lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries that is healable and highly conductive, overcoming longstanding challenges of traditional sulfur cathodes. The advance holds promise for bringing more energy dense and low-cost Li-S batteries closer to market.

Released: 4-Mar-2024 11:05 AM EST
Scientists shine new light on the future of nanoelectronic devices
Argonne National Laboratory

Scientists develop a method for examining what happens when nanoelectronic materials switch between conducting and nonconducting phases. This may accelerate the development of neural-like circuits for use in nanoelectronic devices.

Newswise: AI technique 'decodes' microscope images, overcoming fundamental limit
Released: 1-Mar-2024 12:05 PM EST
AI technique 'decodes' microscope images, overcoming fundamental limit
University Of Illinois Grainger College Of Engineering

Atomic force microscopy, or AFM, is a widely used technique that can quantitatively map material surfaces in three dimensions, but its accuracy is limited by the size of the microscope’s probe. A new AI technique overcomes this limitation and allows microscopes to resolve material features smaller than the probe’s tip.

Newswise: ‘Science on Saturday’ extends into March in Tracy
Released: 29-Feb-2024 1:05 PM EST
‘Science on Saturday’ extends into March in Tracy
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) popular lecture series, “Science on Saturday,” will continue its programming into March at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts in Tracy.

Newswise: Reimagining electron microscopy: Bringing high-end resolution to lower-cost microscopes
Released: 28-Feb-2024 1:05 PM EST
Reimagining electron microscopy: Bringing high-end resolution to lower-cost microscopes
University Of Illinois Grainger College Of Engineering

Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have shown for the first time that expensive aberration-corrected microscopes are no longer required to achieve record-breaking microscopic resolution.

Newswise: Nanoscale Engineers Receive $1.2 Million to Prevent Surface Pathogens
Released: 23-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST
Nanoscale Engineers Receive $1.2 Million to Prevent Surface Pathogens
Stony Brook University

UT Battelle LLC, a management contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science, has awarded $1.2 million to Stony Brook University researchers for a study to test surface pathogen prevention.

Newswise: U.S. Department of Energy awards Argonne National Laboratory $4 million for energy-efficient microchip research
Released: 23-Feb-2024 9:05 AM EST
U.S. Department of Energy awards Argonne National Laboratory $4 million for energy-efficient microchip research
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne awarded $4 million to research new materials to develop energy-efficient microchips.

Newswise: Researchers harness 2D magnetic materials for energy-efficient computing
Released: 22-Feb-2024 8:05 PM EST
Researchers harness 2D magnetic materials for energy-efficient computing
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Experimental computer memories and processors built from magnetic materials use far less energy than traditional silicon-based devices.

Newswise: Thermally engineering templates for highly ordered self-assembled materials
Released: 14-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST
Thermally engineering templates for highly ordered self-assembled materials
University Of Illinois Grainger College Of Engineering

Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the University of Michigan Ann Arbor have developed a template material that carries almost no heat and therefore stops heat transfer between the template material itself and the solidifying eutectic material.

Newswise: Argonne scientists use AI  to identify new materials for carbon capture
Released: 14-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Argonne scientists use AI to identify new materials for carbon capture
Argonne National Laboratory

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have used new generative AI techniques to propose new metal-organic framework materials that could offer enhanced abilities to capture carbon

Newswise: A metamaterial for converting circular vibration ultrasound, capable of detecting cracks that occur in various directions inside structures such as buildings bridges and aircraft, has been developed for the first time in the world
Released: 14-Feb-2024 9:00 AM EST
A metamaterial for converting circular vibration ultrasound, capable of detecting cracks that occur in various directions inside structures such as buildings bridges and aircraft, has been developed for the first time in the world
National Research Council of Science and Technology

For the first time in the world, the Korea joint research team has succeeded in developing a metamaterial which is theoretically capable of completely converting the linear vibration of ultrasonic waves into circular vibration and has a three-dimensional microstructure.

Newswise: A new optical metamaterial makes true one-way glass possible
Released: 14-Feb-2024 4:05 AM EST
A new optical metamaterial makes true one-way glass possible
Aalto University

Researchers have discovered how to make a new optical metamaterial that would underpin a variety of new technologies.

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Released: 13-Feb-2024 10:15 AM EST
Bruised and bleeding: New materials show where they’re hurt
Sandia National Laboratories

Just as a medication bottle might be opened and the tamper seals carefully reattached by a bad guy, the International Atomic Energy Agency is concerned its devices could be bypassed and repaired or counterfeited. A possible solution? Engineers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a groundbreaking prototype using “bruising” materials. Their innovation doesn’t just detect tampering; the new device boldly displays the evidence, like battle scars.

Newswise: Are shapeshifting “soft machines” in our future? LLNL researchers advance material that responds to light
Released: 12-Feb-2024 1:05 PM EST
Are shapeshifting “soft machines” in our future? LLNL researchers advance material that responds to light
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have furthered a new type of soft material that can change shape in response to light, a discovery that could advance “soft machines” for a variety of fields, from robotics to medicine.

Newswise: Amy J. Clarke: Then and Now / 2012 Early Career Award Winner
Released: 12-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
Amy J. Clarke: Then and Now / 2012 Early Career Award Winner
Department of Energy, Office of Science

At the Colorado School of Mines, Distinguished Professor in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Amy J. Clarke studies metals manufacturing. She observes how microscopic structures form and how processing conditions can be modified to affect solidification and defect development.

Newswise: New adhesive tape picks up and sticks down 2D materials as easily as child’s play
Released: 11-Feb-2024 8:05 PM EST
New adhesive tape picks up and sticks down 2D materials as easily as child’s play
Kyushu University

Materials just atoms in thickness, known as two-dimensional (2D) materials, are set to revolutionize future technology, including in the electronics industry.

Newswise: General deep learning framework for emissivity engineering
Released: 8-Feb-2024 7:50 AM EST
General deep learning framework for emissivity engineering
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Chinese scientists developed a deep learning framework to optimize wavelength-selective thermal emitters (WS-TEs) for applications like radiative cooling and gas sensing.

Newswise: Laser Manufacturing of Spatial Resolution Approaching Quantum Limit
Released: 8-Feb-2024 4:05 AM EST
Laser Manufacturing of Spatial Resolution Approaching Quantum Limit
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Since the advent of femtosecond laser in the early 1990s, ultrafast laser processing has been considered a promising nanofabrication approach, which is unique in manufacturing hard-processing materials and realizing fine three-dimensional structures.

Newswise: Revolutionizing Surface Science: A New Horizon in Superhydrophobic Materials
Released: 8-Feb-2024 3:05 AM EST
Revolutionizing Surface Science: A New Horizon in Superhydrophobic Materials
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Superhydrophobic surfaces, which repel water strongly, are useful for self-cleaning, anti-corrosion, and oil/water separation. Traditional methods to create these surfaces are complex and material-specific.

Newswise: Mapping local quality at super-resolution scale
Released: 7-Feb-2024 9:00 AM EST
Mapping local quality at super-resolution scale
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy images often suffer from noise and artifacts, which are difficult to estimate accurately and finely.

Newswise: Deciphering dynamics of electric charge
Released: 6-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
Deciphering dynamics of electric charge
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Research led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Marti Checa and Liam Collins has pioneered a groundbreaking approach, described in the journal Nature Communications, toward understanding the behavior of an electric charge at the microscopic level.

Released: 6-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
New water-focused innovation engine aims to turn waste into wealth for Great Lakes region 
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne will help a new water-focused innovation engine funded by the National Science Foundation to drive economic development in the Great Lakes region by finding new ways to recover clean water, energy and valuable materials from wastewater.

Released: 6-Feb-2024 9:00 AM EST
Discover BMB announces exciting lineup of speakers
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Reporters are invited to register for a complimentary press pass to attend #DiscoverBMB in San Antonio or access press materials electronically. Discover BMB, the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will be held March 23–26 in San Antonio.

Newswise: Zero-index metamaterials and the future
Released: 6-Feb-2024 7:05 AM EST
Zero-index metamaterials and the future
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Zero-index metamaterials (ZIMs) have the potential to revolutionize electromagnetic and microwave applications.

Newswise: Breaking boundaries in quantum photonics:
Groundbreaking nanocavities unlock new frontiers in light confinement
5-Feb-2024 9:30 AM EST
Breaking boundaries in quantum photonics: Groundbreaking nanocavities unlock new frontiers in light confinement
Bar-Ilan University

In a significant leap forward for quantum nanophotonics, a team of European and Israeli physicists, introduces a new type of polaritonic cavities and redefines the limits of light confinement. This pioneering work, detailed in a study published today in Nature Materials, demonstrates an unconventional method to confine photons, overcoming the traditional limitations in nanophotonics.

Newswise: ORNL’s Sholl elected to National Academy of Engineering
Released: 5-Feb-2024 5:05 PM EST
ORNL’s Sholl elected to National Academy of Engineering
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

David Sholl, director of the Transformational Decarbonization Initiative at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering for his contributions in addressing large-scale chemical separation challenges, including carbon dioxide capture, using quantitative materials modeling.

Released: 5-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Green steel from toxic red mud
Max Planck Society (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft)

An economical process with green hydrogen can be used to extract CO2-free iron from the red mud generated in aluminium production.

Released: 5-Feb-2024 1:05 PM EST
Magnesium Protects Tantalum, a Promising Material for Making Qubits
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered that adding a layer of magnesium improves the properties of tantalum, a superconducting material that shows great promise for building qubits, the basis of quantum computers.

Newswise: Researchers from Pusan National University employ artificial intelligence to unlock the secrets of magnesium alloy anisotropy
Released: 1-Feb-2024 10:05 PM EST
Researchers from Pusan National University employ artificial intelligence to unlock the secrets of magnesium alloy anisotropy
Pusan National University

Magnesium (Mg) alloys have been popularly used for designing aerospace and automotive parts owing to their high strength-to-weight ratio.

Newswise: Lawrence Livermore’s popular Science on Saturday lecture series returns to Las Positas College
Released: 1-Feb-2024 12:30 PM EST
Lawrence Livermore’s popular Science on Saturday lecture series returns to Las Positas College
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) popular lecture series, “Science on Saturday,” returns Feb. 3 and runs through Feb. 24. The series offers four different lectures with the theme, “Magic of Materials.”

Newswise: How wood is making a comeback in construction
Released: 1-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
How wood is making a comeback in construction
University of Utah

University of Utah engineering researchers experiment with various wood laminates and "mass timber" construction techniques to come up with ways to build wood buildings that can stand up to earthquakes, hurricanes, bugs and the elements.

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31-Jan-2024 4:05 PM EST
The ShAPE of Buildings to Come: Scrap Aluminum Transforms Recycling Life Cycle
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Post-consumer recycled aluminum to be transformed into high strength building materials and consumer goods with patented ShAPE™ manufacturing process.

Newswise: Aerosol Jet Printing Revolutionizes Microfluidic Device Fabrication
Released: 1-Feb-2024 8:05 AM EST
Aerosol Jet Printing Revolutionizes Microfluidic Device Fabrication
Chinese Academy of Sciences

SAW technologies, known for their high precision and rapid actuation, are essential to microfluidics and affect a broad spectrum of research areas.

Released: 31-Jan-2024 11:05 AM EST
UC Irvine scientists make breakthrough in quantum materials research
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Jan. 31, 2024 — Researchers at the University of California, Irvine and Los Alamos National Laboratory, publishing in the latest issue of Nature Communications, describe the discovery of a new method that transforms everyday materials like glass into materials scientists can use to make quantum computers.

Released: 31-Jan-2024 10:05 AM EST
Lifelong learning will power next generation of autonomous devices
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne researchers address challenges scientists face in developing lifelong learning models for autonomous devices, such as self-driving cars, and recommends design principles going forward.



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