Integrating nanoscale fibers such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs) into commercial applications, from coatings for aircraft wings to heat sinks for mobile computing, requires them to be produced in large scale and at low cost.
New technique allows rapid screening for new types of solar cells
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 11:15am
The worldwide quest by researchers to find better, more efficient materials for tomorrow’s solar panels is usually slow and painstaking. Researchers typically must produce lab samples — which are often composed of multiple layers of different materials bonded together — for extensive testing.
Researchers at MIT and several other institutions have developed a method for making photonic devices — similar to electronic devices but based on light rather than electricity — that can bend and stretch without damage.
New property found in unusual crystalline materials
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 9:15am
Most metals and semiconductors, from the steel in a knife blade to the silicon in a solar panel, are made up of many tiny crystalline grains.
Fast-moving magnetic particles could enable new form of data storage
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 3:15pm
New research from the Beach Group has shown that an exotic kind of magnetic behavior discovered just a few years ago holds great promise as a way of storing data — one that could overcome fundamental limits that might otherwise be signaling the end of “Moore’s Law,” which describes the ongoing im
Forget old batteries. Here comes the energy storage revolution
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 2:45pm
Energy demands from developing countries are going to grow by about 10 per cent between now and 2040, according to the
Materials Day Symposium 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 9:15am
Materials Day Symposium, 2017
October 11, 2017
8am - 6pm
Where: Kresge Auditorium (W16) and Stratton Student Center (W20)
Future Semiconductors Could be 'Photocopied' Using Graphene
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 10:15am
Semiconductor chips of tomorrow could one day be manufactured by using a "photocopying" process on super-thin sheets of graphene, rather than using traditional silicon, according to research being conducted at MIT.
Converging on cancer at the nanoscale
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 2:15pm
This summer, the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT marks the first anniversary of the launch of the Marble Center for Cancer Nanomedicine.
Nano-Scale 'Dream Team': 3 MIT Professors Use Tiniest Of Tools Against Cancer
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 11:30am
Professor Angela Belcher was on WBUR's Morning Edition earlier this week to talk about her dynamic collaboration with Sangeeta Bhatia and Paula Hammond in creating cancer theranostics from nanomaterials.