Raman spectroscopy used like a GPS to map toughening in zirconia

Raman spectroscopy to map zirconia

Polarized confocal Raman spectroscopy can be used like a GPS to study ferroelastic domain transformation in ceria-stabilized zirconia.

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What Is My (Nano)Material Good For?

Geoff Ozin

Whatever happened to curiosity-driven research aimed at the creation of fundamental knowledge without the need for immediate application?

Stuffing nuclear waste glasses

nuclear waste glass

Research into waste management is a major part of international nuclear policy. New work offers an in-depth look into one solution, glasses.

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Two Layers are Better than One for Nitric Oxide Detection

nitric oxide detector

Nitric oxide detectors made of two to four layers of MoS2 incorporated into a field-effect transistor outperform a single-layered device.

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To protect and be served: the structural strength of fish scales

An unhappy fish, yesterday

Fish aren’t just for eating; their scales could also act as an excellent protective material, say a group of researchers.

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MaterialsViews Interviews: Francis Waller

Francis Waller

Former Air Products and Chemicals senior researcher Francis Waller discusses intellectual property for today’s chemist.

MaterialsViews Interviews: Quan Li

Quan Li

Quan Li tells MaterialsViews about his work on semiconductors and liquid crystals.

Polymer International – IUPAC Award 2012 Nominations Closing

Nominations for the third Polymer International – IUPAC Award, celebrating the achievements of young researchers in the polymer community, will close on October the 31st.

In vivo oxygen measurement

Measuring oxygen pressure with cream

For measuring mitochondrial oxygen pressure clinically, just apply a cream on the skin.

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Waterproof your Walkman – Superhydrophobic ZnO Device Components

Superhydrophobic ZnO Device Components

The development of nanostructured ZnO components for devices could lead to inherently waterproof electronic devices.

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