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2D materials, Semiconductor Industry, Defect Detection, Nondestructive Evaluation

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MARS, NASA, Space Exploration, Engineering, Materials Science

Engineers Investigate a Simple, No-Bake Recipe to Make Bricks From Martian Soil

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Explorers planning to settle on Mars might be able to turn the planet’s red soil into bricks without needing to use an oven or additional ingredients. Instead, they would just need to apply pressure to compact the soil—the equivalent of a blow from a hammer. These are the findings of a study published in Nature Scientific Reports on April 27, 2017. The study was authored by a team of engineers at the University of California San Diego and funded by NASA.

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Chemistry, Materials, Crystallization, Van Der Waals Forces, rutile, Nanocrystal, Lifshitz theory

For First Time, Researchers Measure Forces That Align Crystals and Help Them Snap Together

For the first time, researchers have measured the force that draws tiny crystals together and visualized how they swivel and align. Called van der Waals forces, the attraction provides insights into how crystals self-assemble, an activity that occurs in a wide range of cases in nature, from rocks to shells to bones.

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2-D materials, Quantum Computers, Jing Xia

UCI’s New 2-D Materials Conduct Electricity Near the Speed of Light

Physicists at the University of California, Irvine and elsewhere have fabricated new two-dimensional materials with breakthrough electrical and magnetic attributes that could make them building blocks of future quantum computers and other advanced electronics.

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Materials Science, materials simulation & theory

Study Offers New Theoretical Approach to Describing Non-Equilibrium Phase Transitions

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Two physicists at Argonne offered a way to mathematically describe a particular physics phenomenon called a phase transition in a system out of equilibrium. Such phenomena are central in physics, and understanding how they occur has been a long-held and vexing goal; their behavior and related effects are key to unlocking possibilities for new electronics and other next-generation technologies.

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Materials Science, ferromagnetic materials

Berkeley Lab Scientists Discover New Atomically Layered, Thin Magnet

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Berkeley Lab scientists have found an unexpected magnetic property in a 2-D material. The new atomically thin, flat magnet could have major implications for a wide range of applications, such as nanoscale memory, spintronic devices, and magnetic sensors.

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Concrete, self-consolidating concrete, Bond Initiatives, Rheology, thixotropy

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BOND, fiber optic strain sensors;, Reinforced Concrete, Shrinkage, tension stiffening, concrete blocks

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Mining, gemstones, Tiffany, Jewelry, Geography, Geological Sciences

Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grant to Create Knowlege-Hub on Colored Gemstones

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A grant from The Tiffany & Co. Foundation will enable the University of Delaware’s Saleem Ali to create a knowledge-hub on colored gemstones, including projects in Madagascar and South Asia focused on miner education and health and safety outreach.

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Renewable Resources, Chemistry, Chemistry & Materials, Plastics, Rubber, energy innovation, Molecular Engineering

Researchers Invent Process to Make Sustainable Rubber, Plastics

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Materials used to make synthetic rubber and plastics could get a lot greener soon, thanks to a team of scientists from three U.S. research universities, including the University of Delaware. The team has invented a process to make butadiene from renewable sources.







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