IDF OMAN 2021

ABOUT IDF OMAN Oman’s construction and the real estate sector has witnessed the launch of numerous projects and is expected to remain robust in coming years, thus creating a demand for all type of finishes require after the construction phase of residential, commercial, industrial, retail sectors. The exhibition offers local and international industry stakeholders a Read more about IDF OMAN 2021[…]

New lightweight materials for energy technologies

The explosion of mobile electronic devices, electric vehicles, drones and other technologies have driven demand for new lightweight materials that can provide the power to operate them. Researchers from the University of Houston and Texas A&M University have reported a structural supercapacitor electrode made from reduced graphene oxide and aramid nanofiber that is stronger and Read more about New lightweight materials for energy technologies[…]

Strange Metals as the Key to Superconductivity

Superconductors allow electrical current to flow without any resistance – but only below a certain critical temperature. Many materials have to be cooled down to almost absolute zero, while some materials keep their superconducting properties up to much higher temperatures. How this “high-temperature superconductivity” works and how it is possible to develop new materials that Read more about Strange Metals as the Key to Superconductivity[…]

New high-performance materials and therapeutics for Soldiers

Synthetic biologists working on a U.S. Army project have developed a process that could lead to a new class of synthetic polymers that may create new high-performance materials and therapeutics for Soldiers. Nature Communications published research conducted by Army-funded researchers at Northwestern University, who developed a set of design rules to guide how ribosomes, a cell Read more about New high-performance materials and therapeutics for Soldiers[…]

Artificial Intelligence used to discover Metallic Glass

SLAC and its collaborators are transforming the way new materials are discovered. In a new report, they combine artificial intelligence and accelerated experiments to discover potential alternatives to steel in a fraction of the time. Blend two or three metals together and you get an alloy that usually looks and acts like a metal, with Read more about Artificial Intelligence used to discover Metallic Glass[…]

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Designing a new material for improved ultrasound

Development of a theoretical basis for ultrahigh piezoelectricity in ferroelectric materials led to a new material with twice the piezo response of any existing commercial ferroelectric ceramics, according to an international team of researchers from Penn State, China and Australia. Piezoelectricity is the material property at the heart of medical ultrasound, sonar, active vibration control Read more about Designing a new material for improved ultrasound[…]

Materials, manufacturing processes and devices for organic and large area electronics

Specific Challenge: Europe is a leader in the development of materials for organic and large area electronics (OLAE) but the materials still need to be improved to maintain this position. In addition, there have been attempts to combine dissimilar manufacturing technologies in order to achieve seamless integration of the new technology into traditional products at Read more about Materials, manufacturing processes and devices for organic and large area electronics[…]

Quantised self-assembly enables design of materials with novel properties

At DESY’s X-ray source PETRA III, scientists have investigated an intriguing form of self-assembly in liquid crystals: When the liquid crystals are filled into cylindrical nanopores and heated, their molecules form ordered rings as they cool – a condition that otherwise does not naturally occur in the material. This behavior allows nanomaterials with new optical Read more about Quantised self-assembly enables design of materials with novel properties[…]

Smart materials, systems and structures for energy harvesting

Specific Challenge: The realisation of the European goals of increased energy efficiency, reduction in CO2 emissions and the circular economy require novel ways of using, harvesting and storage energy. Smart materials and material systems/structures have already demonstrated the potential to reduce energy consumption as well as harvest, generate and store energy. However, implementation has been limited Read more about Smart materials, systems and structures for energy harvesting[…]

Theoretical proof of the existence of a new class of materials

A team of researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and the Institute for Theoretical and Applied Electrodynamics (ITAE) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), in collaboration with a colleague from RIKEN (Institute for Physical and Chemical Research in Japan), has provided theoretical proof of the existence of a new class of materials. It was suggested that such systems Read more about Theoretical proof of the existence of a new class of materials[…]

Researchers revealed a common mechanism of crystallization and glass aging

Researchers at Institute of Industria Science, The University of Tokyo have uncovered the mechanism and structural origin behind “avalanches”, where particles packed into a disordered “glassy” state suddenly undergo ordering. The finding may guide how detrimental structural change in glassy materials and drugs may be avoided. Researchers at the University of Tokyo, Prof. Hajime Tanaka, Read more about Researchers revealed a common mechanism of crystallization and glass aging[…]

How to make the batteries more adaptable for challenging conditions

Lithium-ion batteries are popular power sources for cellphones and other electronics, but problematic in extreme heat or cold. A Rice University laboratory has suggested ways to extend their range. Rice materials scientist Pulickel Ajayan and members of his lab have published a review that analyzes recent progress in lithium-ion technology and suggests how to make the Read more about How to make the batteries more adaptable for challenging conditions[…]