A new technique developed by Jeehwan Kim and a team of researchers may vastly reduce the overall cost of wafer technology and enable devices made from more exotic, higher-performing semiconductor materials than conventional silicon.
How some battery materials expand without cracking
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:30am
A new paper from Yet-Ming Chiang in Nano Letters describes for the first time what happens in rechargeable lithium-ion and other battery electrodes when they expand and contract as the lithium ions move in and out during charging and discharging.
Researchers “iron out” graphene’s wrinkles
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 1:00pm
DMSE Leads Largest Project in $35M Toyata Grant
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 10:15am
"Three MIT-affiliated research teams will receive about $10M in funding as part of a $35M materials science discovery program launched by the Toyota Research Institute (TRI)." - MIT News
Stretching the boundaries of neural implants
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 1:15pm
New flexible fibers developed by Professor Polina Anikeeva and her research team are able to stimulate and monitor neurons in the spine without being invasive.
Conquering metal fatigue
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 10:15am
"Metal fatigue can lead to abrupt and sometimes catastrophic failures in parts that undergo repeated loading, or stress. It’s a major cause of failure in structural components of everything from aircraft and spacecraft to bridges and powerplants.
Graphene sheets capture cells efficiently
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 12:45pm
"The material used in this research is an oxidized version of the two-dimensional form of pure carbon known as graphene, which has been the subject of widespread research for over a decade because of its unique mechanical and electrical characteristics.
Iodine may protect batteries
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 12:45pm
"Researchers at MIT and Carnegie Mellon University are studying a new kind of electrolyte for “self-healing” lithium battery cells, which will be formed by adding a halide element such as iodine, under a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
Precise technique tracks dopamine in the brain
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 12:15pm
"MIT researchers have devised a way to measure dopamine in the brain much more precisely than previously possible, which should allow scientists to gain insight into dopamine’s roles in learning, memory, and emotion.
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 12:15pm
"For Bilge Yildiz, Associate Professor of both materials science and engineering and nuclear science and engineering, unleashing novel properties in materials means taking a penetrating look at surfaces.