Nanoelectronics gets a boost from electron-beam processed nanowires

Series of still scanning electron micrographs (a to d) show how the electron beam is used to create nanowires. Image: Junhao Lin / Vanderbilt.

Flexible metallic wires, only three atoms wide, produced with scanning transmission electron microscope.

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Nissan unveil self-cleaning prototype


Nissan in Europe has begun tests on super-hydrophobic and oleophobic paint technology that repels mud, rain and everyday dirt.

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.

Improving optical communications: better structures or new materials?


Optical fibers are approaching their useful design limit – a new video abstract discusses possible solutions for this essential technology.

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Startups in materials science: interview with Ben Wang


We chat to Ben Wang, founder of Svaya Nanotechnologies, about turning research into companies and the differences between Silicon Valley and academia.

Startups in materials science: interview with Jennifer Elisseeff

Jennifer Elisseeff

Scientist-entrepreneur Prof. Elisseeff from Johns Hopkins University on her latest biomedical materials venture Aegeria and translating research to business.

Video Interview: Christopher Barner-Kowollik


We talk to Professor Christopher Barner-Kowollik, head of the Macromolecular Architectures group at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Schäfter + Kirchhoff: From Linescan Cameras to Fiberoptics


Kirchhoff develop and manufacture line scan camera systems, lasers and fiber-optic components for industry and science.

Engineering Calculations and Materials Processing: Authors on Film

Authors on film

Two materials science authors, Diran Apelian and Arthur Morris, tell us a bit about their work and where they see it fitting in the wider field.

2D On-Chip Magnetic Actuation

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A group from FZ Juelich have investigated methods for controlling magnetic particle clouds on microwire crossbar chips.

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