Tiny Step Edges, Big Step for Surface Science

Big Step for Surface Science

Experiments at the Vienna University of Technology can explain the behavior of electrons at tiny step edges on titanium oxide surface.

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Enhanced oil recovery with polymer-coated nanoparticles

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Recent research into the use of polymer-coated nanoparticles for enhanced oil recovery is reviewed in the Journal of Applied Polymer Science.

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Book Review: Nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction

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Professor Onuegbu Ugwu of the University of Nigeria reviews Nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction.

Video abstract: progress in alkali-activated materials

John Provis of the University of Sheffield gives an overview of his latest publication: Durability of Alkali-Activated Materials: Progress and Perspectives.

Developing the field of cellular materials

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A themed issue, guest-edited by Guenter Stephani (Dresden) and Michael Scheffler (Magdeburg) highlights new developments in cellular materials.

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US army funds new metallurgy project

Richard Sisson, George F. Fuller Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and postdoctoral student Danielle Belsito examine a sample of an aluminum alloy under a light microscope in WPI's materials testing laboratory. Image: Worcester Polytechnic Institute/Patrick O'Connor.

WPI is lead institution on $7.4 million army project to design better metals for vehicles.

Even more flexible metallic glass

A piece of metallic glass that has been bent around onto itself with a 1mm radius and glued into place. It would spring back to a flat piece if the glue were removed.

Scientists are working toward even stronger and more elastic glass types which would fail in a ductile fashion instead of shattering.

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More efficient forging – on behalf of the EU

More efficient forging – on behalf of the EU

The German-based IPH is optimizing forging together with two other research institutes and four enterprises from five European countries.

Aluminum foam with nickel coating and superior properties

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Scientists from Germany and Norway investigated the texture and grain growth of aluminum foam with a nickel coating to improve the mechanical properties.

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AERO: a new method for creating metal foams

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A new method for creating a high degree of porosity within powder particles has been reported by US-based scientists.

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