News - 20 May 2014
Growth is a ubiquitous phenomenon in plants and animals.
But it also occurs naturally in chemicals, metals and other inorganic materials. That fact has, for decades, posed a major challenge for...
News - 26 Feb 2009
What has been impossible has now been shown to be possible - an alloy between two incompatible elements. The findings are being published in this week's edition of Proceedings of the National...
Article - 6 Apr 2021
Graphene and carbon nanotube-reinforced metal matrix composites (MMCs) are promising types of materials that can be used as an alternative to improve the properties of common metals such as aluminum.
Article - 8 Jan 2020
Graphene is a much-celebrated thin film material with numerous, diverse properties, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. Its development – as well as the continual development of...
Article - 15 Jan 2020
Nano-alloy is a broad term used to describe two, or sometimes multiple component nanoparticles, made of atomic species that are metals. A nano-alloy can be what is referred to as a very small...
Article - 13 Jul 2017
Researchers led by Sinan Muftu and Jae-Hwang Lee from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst analyzed the collision dynamics and nonlinear material characteristics of primarily aluminum (Al)...
News - 10 Jan 2014
Instead of reinventing the wheel, the goal of one UBC researcher is to make wheels, and other manufactured materials, lighter, stronger, and safer.
Once the domain of science fiction, the...
Article - 12 May 2016
Frequency modulation PeakForce Kelvin Probe Microscopy (FM- KPFM) and amplitude modulation KPFM (AM-KPFM) are the two critical KPFM detection methods. This article provides an intuitive and...
Article - 13 Feb 2014
Magnesium (Mg) is strong, stiff, and lightweight, which make it the most widely used element in engineered structures after iron and aluminum. Its strength and stiffness can be further improved when...
News - 6 Oct 2009
The extraordinary properties of Baytubes® carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have sparked new and highly promising lightweight design concepts that improve both energy efficiency and mechanical strength....