Researchers at MIT have developed a family of materials that can emit light of precisely controlled colors — even pure white light — and whose output can be tuned to respond to a wide variety of external conditions.
Unusual magnetic behavior observed at a material interface
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 11:45am
An exotic kind of magnetic behavior, driven by the mere proximity of two materials, has been analyzed by a team of researchers at MIT and elsewhere using a technique called spin-polarized neutron reflectometry.
New sources for potassium fertilizer
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 4:30pm
Crops from Rocks: Professor Allanore is making fertilizers from rocks, providing a needed agricultural supplement closer to its resource.
Non-wetting surfaces promote chemical reaction rates
Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 3:45pm
Two key physical phenomena take place at the surfaces of materials: catalysis and wetting. A catalyst enhances the rate of chemical reactions; wetting refers to how liquids spread across a surface.
Consortium including MIT awarded $110M national grant to promote photonics manufacturing
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 5:30pm
A new partnership of government, industry, and academia will pursue integration of optical devices with electronics. MIT is a key player in a new $600 million public-private partnership announced today by the Obama administration
Materials science to examine beetle defense mechanisms
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 11:15am
How some beetles produce a scalding defensive spray
New analysis shows how bombardier beetles produce an explosive defensive chemical jet.
DMSE Faculty use new methods to understand old materials
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 8:00pm
A computational approach to materials science and engineering could bring new properties even to familiar substances such as concrete and steel.
Photodetecting fibers enable large area flexible image systems
Monday, November 2, 2009 - 7:00pm
Fabien Sorin, Ofer Shapira, Ayman Abouraddy, and Yoel Fink Thin, long polymer fibers can be woven into 2D and 3D constructs and fabrics capable of radiation sensing and lensless imaging over unprecedented lengths.
Discovery News writes about smart fiber
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 8:00pm
By implanting light-sensitive, semiconducting materials into a single synthetic fiber, and then weaving that fiber into nearly one square foot of fabric, MIT scientists have created a flexible camera that has taken a picture of a smiley face.