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.
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.
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.
Everyday uses of nanotechnology reported in Boston Globe
Sunday, August 16, 2009 - 8:00pm
One of the researchers interviewed in an Aug. 17 Boston Globe article on nanotechnology was Prof. Angela Belcher.
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.
Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 8:00pm
Prof. Ned Thomas and colleagues have succeeded in creating a synthetic crystal that can very effectively control the transmission of heat — stopping it in its tracks and reflecting it back.
Prof. Ross and colleagues developing self assembling computer chips
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 8:00pm
Molecules that arrange themselves into predictable patterns on silicon chips could lead to microprocessors with much smaller circuit elements.
BP announced research plans with MIT and University of Manchester
Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 7:00pm
BP is supporting a new program on materials and corrosion research, as it applies to oilfield applications. The initial investment from BP has been $2 million, with the company intending to match this for up to a further four years. The MIT team includes Profs.