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Scientists are on the brink of a titanium revolution

Scientists are on the brink of a titanium revolution
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) in Porton Down has revolutionised the production of titanium by reducing the 40 stage process down to just two steps and potentially halving the cost. Titanium is as strong as steel and half the weight - but around ten times the cost. It is notoriously difficult and expensive to make which limits its wider use.
26th March 2018

The mystifying physics of paint-on semiconductors

The mystifying physics of paint-on semiconductors
  Some novel materials that sound too good to be true turn out to be true and good. An emergent class of semiconductors, which could affordably light up our future with nuanced colors emanating from lasers, lamps, and even window glass, could be the latest example. These materials are very radiant, easy to process from solution, and energy-efficient.
19th March 2018

First clear UL94 V-0 flame retardant PU resin for the LED market

First clear UL94 V-0 flame retardant PU resin for the LED market
Electrolube has frequently been approached regarding the prospect of an optically clear, flame retardant resin. As the demand for LED encapsulation ever increases, particularly for hazardous areas, Electrolube has developed the long-awaited new UR5641 encapsulation resin. Technically, UR5641 almost defies convention and is very different from other resins that claim to be flame retardant and transparent.
15th March 2018


Nanodiamonds boost 3D printed polymer performance

Nanodiamonds boost 3D printed polymer performance
Carbodeon and Tiamet 3D have announced the first nanodiamond-enhanced filaments for 3D printing. The Carbodeon/Tiamet 3D filaments are based on a jointly-patented technology which significantly improves the mechanical and thermal properties of 3D printed items. “By joining forces we’ve already developed filaments with a 100% increase in tensile strength, improved printability, and better thermal properties,” said Mr Reid Larson, CEO of Tiamet 3D.
15th March 2018

Thermoplastic composites vital to drive Aerospace build rates

Thermoplastic composites vital to drive Aerospace build rates
The aircraft industry has forecast that over 35,000 new aircraft will be required within the next 20 years. Meeting this kind of escalating demand clearly calls for new approaches and new technologies. As a consequence, thermoplastic composites are expected to play an increasingly important role in accelerating future aircraft construction – a major theme of JEC World 2018, last week in Paris/France.
13th March 2018

Bacteria helps develop self-healing masonry

Bacteria helps develop self-healing masonry
Scientists are exploiting the unique properties of bacteria to help develop a self-healing system for buildings and historic structures. Based at Cardiff University, the team have set out to produce a system that can be simply applied to building stone and masonry to give it self-healing properties. Once applied, the team state that any sort of damage to the stone will trigger the release of bacteria and a range of ‘helper’ chemicals, allowing the damage to start repairing itself autonomously.
9th March 2018

Advance could enable high-performance materials

Advance could enable high-performance materials
An engineering physics professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has created new materials that behave in an unusual way that defies the standard theory engineers use for designing things like buildings, airplanes, bridges and electronic devices. It’s an advance that could open the door to designing novel materials for applications that require high toughness — for example, airplane wings that are more fracture-resistant.
7th March 2018

Metasurfaces replace adhesive tape in microscope

Metasurfaces replace adhesive tape in microscope
The latest advance in a new type of optics aimed at improving microscopy started with a game of tennis three years ago. Unwinding after a long day of research in their respective labs, Mooseok Jang (PhD '16) and Yu Horie (who will receive his PhD in June 2018)—at the time, both graduate students at Caltech—met up for a game of tennis at Caltech's Braun Athletic Center courts.
5th March 2018

The fine-tuning of 2D materials

The fine-tuning of 2D materials
A new understanding of why synthetic 2D materials often perform orders of magnitude worse than predicted was reached by teams of researchers led by Penn State. They searched for ways to improve these materials' performance in future electronics, photonics, and memory storage applications. Two-dimensional materials are films only an atom or two thick.
1st March 2018

Hydrogen extraction could be game-changer

Hydrogen extraction could be game-changer
Researchers at KTH have successfully tested a new material that can be used for cheap and large-scale production of hydrogen – a promising alternative to fossil fuel. Precious metals are the standard catalyst material used for extracting hydrogen from water. The problem is these materials - such as platinum, ruthenium and iridium - are too costly to make the process viable. A team from KTH Royal Institute of Technology recently announced a breakthrough that could change the economics of a hydrogen economy.
26th February 2018


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