Tufts University School of Engineering researchers and collaborators from other university and national laboratories have designed and investigated a catalyst with a unique structure of single gold atoms. The family of catalysts are composed of a unique structure of single gold atoms bound by oxygen to sodium or potassium atoms supported on non-reactive silica materials. […]

A University of Michigan (UM) team led by Professor Jinsang Kim and Associate Professor Kevin Pipe developed a new polymer plastic that disperses heat better than other polymers. The UM research team has made a plastic blend that does so 10 times better than its conventional counterparts. While plastics are inexpensive, lightweight and flexible they […]

Stanford University engineers have invented a material designed to help cool buildings. The material reflects incoming sunlight, and it sends the heat from inside the building directly into space as infrared radiation. Its sure to cheer up the global warming crowd. For everyone else, lets save some serious money on air conditioning! A new ultrathin […]

Drexel University materials scientists have invented a clay that is both highly conductive and can easily be molded into a variety of shapes and sizes. The clay suggests a new production method from the rather complicated and costly processing currently used to make materials for lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors. A new production process may look […]

Northwestern University scientists are working to isolate atomically thin layers of molybdenum disulfide. Thinned down molybdenum disulfide has immediate and obvious applications in electronics, optoelectronics, solar cells, and catalysis. Atom thick sheets of material got researchers rolling when graphene was first produced in the lab in 2004. Literally thousands of laboratories began developing graphene products […]

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