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.
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 found a new technique to "densify" wood where fibers assemble to make the cell walls stiff and strong, a process called cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs).
A team from Singapore has devised a "fast, cheap and green method" to convert cotton-based fabric waste such as unwanted clothing into a type of aerogel.
This is the thinnest film with the stiffness and hardness of diamond ever created.
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.
A new class of exotic materials could find its way into next-generation technologies that efficiently convert waste heat into electrical current according to new research.
Dreams of hypersonic air travel might come true courtesy of a new material.
Researchers develop a material that will potentially revolutionize carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.
A newly-developed ultra-thin material tricks the human eye into perceiving highly detailed 3D images without the need for special glasses.
A team of Stanford University engineers are exploring specialized materials to bring concept of quantum computing closer to reality.