MIT Scientists Unveil a Secret of Stronger Metals

[ad_1] By David L. Chandler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology May 22, 2022 Researchers at MIT have discovered exactly how the tiny crystalline grains that make up metal form when subjected to an extreme deformation process. This can lead to ways of producing lighter, harder, and stronger versions of metals such as steel, aluminum, titanium, and […]

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Groundbreaking “Chameleon Metal” Invented That Acts Like Many Others

[ad_1] New discovery could improve efficiency for storing renewable energy, making carbon-free fuels, and manufacturing sustainable materials. A team of energy researchers led by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities has developed a groundbreaking device that electronically converts one metal into behaving like another, allowing it to be used as a catalyst for speeding chemical […]

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Smallest Earthquakes Ever Detected in Micron-Scale Metals

[ad_1] On the micrometer scale deformation properties of metals change profoundly: the smooth and continuous behavior of bulk materials often becomes jerky due to random strain bursts of various sizes. Credit: Péter Dusán Ispánovity and Dávid Ugi On the micrometer scale deformation properties of metals change profoundly: the smooth and continuous behavior of bulk materials […]

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A Surprising Structural Change in Metal Oxide at Low Temperature May Resolve a 60-Year-Old Mystery

[ad_1] Wavy rod-like shapes observed in X-ray scattering data. Credit: Jared Allred/University of Alabama Findings could help resolve a 60-year-old mystery and lead to applications in temperature-sensitive devices and energy-efficient systems. When water boils, it converts into another phase, steam. Such transitions are commonplace in nature and frequently studied in scientific laboratories. One of particular […]

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The Future of Electronics: New Fermi Arcs Discovered

[ad_1] Newly discovered Fermi arcs that can be controlled through magnetism could be the future of electronics based on electron spins. These new Fermi arcs were discovered by a team of researchers from Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University, as well as collaborators from the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom. During their investigation […]

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