U.S. researchers have discovered that a high-strength polymer called "PBDT" has a rare double helix structure, opening possibilities for use in a variety of applications, for instance lightweight aerospace materials.
UK researchers have become the first in the world to develop technology which can bend sound waves around an obstacle and levitate an object above it.
Scientists have engineered a molecular soft cocrystalline structure that bends and twists reversibly and without disintegration. Such crystal it a robust candidate for advanced molecular electronics and other new materials.
Researchers have developed the world's first complementary electrochemical logic circuits that can function stably for long periods in water.
An Australian-US team has devised a way to make a broad class of atomically thin metal oxides, including 2D versions of materials already in use by the electronics industry. Their secret is a room temperature liquid metal.
The work holds promise for eco-friendly disposable personal electronics and biomedical devices that dissolve within the body.
A potential new state of matter is being reported with research showing that among superconducting materials in high magnetic fields, the phenomenon of electronic symmetry breaking is common.
Factories would only have to adapt to the new electrodes, rather than throwing out their existing battery know-how.
A new electrochemical energy harvesting device can generate electrical current from the full range of human motions and is thin enough to embed in clothing.
EPFL researchers have found a way around what was considered a fundamental limitation of physics for over 100 years.