Studying evaporation: A mechanical engineer with the McKelvey School of Engineering combined properties similar to those seen in a lotus leaf (above) with those found on rose petals to find a more efficient way for droplets to evaporate from a surface. McKelvey Engineering Mechanical Engineer Creates Bioinspired Evaporation Technique When […]

Physicists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and the Institute for High Pressure Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences have used computer modeling to refine the melting curve of graphite that has been studied for over 100 years, with inconsistent findings. They also found that graphene “melting” is in […]

3D-printed titanium-copper bars with titanium powder and copper powder. Credit: RMIT University Successful trials of titanium-copper alloys for 3D printing could kickstart a new range of high-performance alloys for medical device, defense, and aerospace applications. Current titanium alloys used in additive manufacturing often cool and bond together in column-shaped crystals […]

Crystal structure of thorium decahydride, ThH10. Credit: Dmitry Semenok et al./Materials Today A group of scientists led by Artem Oganov of Skoltech and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and Ivan Troyan of the Institute of Crystallography of RAS has succeeded in synthesizing thorium decahydride (ThH10), a new superconducting […]

This schematic illustration of the new palladium-containing high entropy alloy shows how new alloy contains large palladium clusters (blue atoms). Credit: Georgia Institute of Technology High-entropy alloys, which are made from nearly equal parts of several primary metals, could hold great potential for creating materials with superior mechanical properties. But […]

Existing blanket technology can protect an isolated building from a short wildfire attack, but technological advancements are needed for severe situations. Wrapping a building in a fire-protective blanket is a viable way of protecting it against wildfires, finds the first study to scientifically assess this method of defense. By rigorously […]

Inside a grain of silver, copper atom impurities (in green) have been selectively segregated to a grain boundary (on the left) and into internal defects (long strings, streaming downward.) This snapshot, from an atomistic computer simulation, is part of a recent study showing how impurities can be used to create […]