Materials Science News

ZenGUARD™: Graphene-based nanotechnology reduces transmission risk

Zentek’s ZenGUARD™ graphene-based nanotechnology filters and deactivates pathogens to reduce the risk of transmission, making higher risk work environments and social interactions safer. The team...

Groundbreaking research reveals the speed of magnetising a material

An international team of scientists, including researchers from Lancaster University, have discovered the speed of magnetising a material.  The research team consisted of scientists from...

Unlocking the next generation of graphene in electronics

Lilei Ye, Business Developer for electronics applications for the Graphene Flagship, explains the state of play for graphene in electronics, and the challenges that...

Exploiting silicon and silica-based technologies in North America

The Innovation Platform spoke to Bernard Tourillon, Chairman, President and CEO of HPQ Silicon, to find out more about the company’s plans to manufacture...

Scientists revolutionise actuators that control muscle movement

A collaborative research team, including the University of Texas, Austin (UTA), has made a groundbreaking discovery regarding the actuators that control muscle movement. What is...

Engineers create world’s smallest remote-controlled robot

Northwestern University engineers have developed the world’s smallest remote-controlled robot in the shape of a crab. The recently developed remote-controlled robot - that is the...

A shift in focus: Future priorities for the biomaterials sector

Dr Paul Roach, President of the UK Society for Biomaterials, outlines the aims of the organisation and explains what the biomaterials sector learnt from...

Developing materials to overcome AMR in orthopaedic implants

AIMed is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (Horizon2020 MSCA-ITN) training 15 early-stage researchers to develop materials with antimicrobial properties suitable for use on...

First time discovery of high-speed moving plasma turbulence

Scientists observe high-speed plasma turbulence that exceeds heat movement in the Large Helical Device (LHD). In order to achieve a fusion power plant, it is...

New universal reaction mechanism to change the future of nanochemsitry

A universal reaction mechanism, proposed by KAUST scientists, could explain the formation of carbon nanoparticles in interstellar and terrestrial environments. Carbon nanostructures that are formed...

Technology experts produce energy-generating textiles

Tech experts create groundbreaking energy-generating textiles that can produce electricity by capturing energy from body movements. Clothing that can analyse our health, communicate information, and...

Nuclear materials physicist receives honorary doctorate

Professor Robin Grimes is to be awarded an honorary doctorate due to his work in computer simulation techniques that...

Innovation is key to maintain rare earth supply chains

Rare earth supply chain processes highlight an example of a critical material where innovation is key to creating new...

Quantum simulations enable prediction of stable boron nitride structure

Researchers at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) have successfully predicted the most stable boron nitrate...

The EIC: tremendous potential for particle accelerator technology

Physicist Dr Daria Sokhan discusses how the UK will be at the forefront of development for the EIC particle accelerator in the US. Physicists from...

Using cutting edge thermoplastic materials in the aerospace sector

The HITCOMP project has analysed the advantages of utilising thermoplastics in the aerospace sector to determine they are more efficient than conventional thermosetting composites. The...

Improving the crystallinity of large single-layer graphene

An interface-templated method has the potential to enhance the crystallinity of large single-layer graphene sheets on insulating supports. A novel method can improve the crystallinity...


Materials Science

The interdisciplinary field of material science allows researchers to discover new materials of varying dimensions. These materials are typically solids, however, this is not always the case.

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