Science and Technology of Advanced Materials


25 Feb 2020
From biomemory to implants, researchers are looking for ways to make more eco-friendly electronic components.
18 Feb 2020
Controlling the organization of molecules within polymer membranes could lead to more efficient fuel cells.
03 Feb 2020
Materials with special electric properties can help promote bone’s natural healing processes.
Image caption: (a) Kerr rotation mapping of an iron, cobalt, nickel composite spread using the more accurate high throughput experimentation method, (b) only high throughput calculation, and (c) the Iwasaki et al. combined approach. The combined approach provides a much more accurate prediction of the composite spread’s Kerr rotation compared to high throughput calculation on its own.
24 Jan 2020
Machine learning augments experimental and computational methods for cheaper predictions of material properties.
Quantum dots made of cadmium sulfide emit ultraviolet and blue wavelengths of light. Toxicity remains a concern for biological applications.
22 Jan 2020
Tiny nanoparticles can illuminate tissues and cells, but safer, more effective materials are needed before their mainstream application.
16 Jan 2020
Half a century of metal testing aims to make Japan’s industries safe.
Neuron Imaging
16 Apr 2019
Luminescing nanosized crystals are showing promise for peering deeply into body tissues, but first they need to be made safe.
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15 Mar 2019
Developing materials similar to graphene remains a challenge, but chemists are making progress, moving closer to smaller, faster electronics and photonics.
04 Mar 2019
Compact chips could power electronics using natural vibrations.
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27 Feb 2019
3D printing shows potential for fabricating personalized ‘soft’ robotic hands and hearts. But challenges need to be addressed.
Perovskite Solar Panels
20 Feb 2019
Scientists are investigating the potential of non-toxic materials to replace lead in perovskite solar cells.
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04 Feb 2019
Nanopapers could pave the way for development of paper-thin electronics.
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24 Jan 2019
Nanocellulose offers renewable, biodegradable, strong and lightweight components for electronic products.
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07 Jan 2019
A more systematic, data-driven approach could identify materials that can improve our energy use.
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21 Nov 2018
Research into porous films made via the condensation of humid air could lead to materials with applications ranging from medicine to photovoltaics.
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20 Nov 2018
Materials that harvest heat and turn it into electricity could lead to more cost-effective devices.
29 Oct 2018
Nanomaterials that respond to cancer-specific stimuli show potential in the targeted delivery of treatments and imaging compounds, but many challenges remain.
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10 May 2018
Researchers in Ireland have found a strong contender for a portable mercury sensor: individual gold nanorods.
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19 Apr 2018
Nanocellulose offers renewable, biodegradable, strong and lightweight components for electronic products.
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12 Mar 2018
3D printing shows potential for fabricating personalized ‘soft’ robotic hands and hearts. But challenges need to be addressed.
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10 Oct 2017
Opportunity to gain deeper insight into potential interaction between implants and body tissues through high-output benchtop screening.
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12 Sep 2017
Japanese researchers have helped discover, analyze and commercialize novel conducting materials and products, such as zirconia-based gas sensors and lithium-ion batteries.
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04 Sep 2017
Solid crystals that self-assemble to form channels for an electric current could make safer batteries.
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01 Sep 2017
Investigation of paper-based electronics continues to advance, showing exciting signs of progress.
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10 May 2017
Cellulose nanofibers can help particles in ink and printed electronics disperse evenly, rather than spread apart like dried coffee rings.
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03 May 2017
Cyanine dyes could improve the efficiency of using molecular probes to identify, for example, the presence of a virus or a tumour receptor.
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11 Apr 2017
A common language for computer software tools that describes materials at their smallest scale could lead to designing faster and better materials.
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22 Mar 2017
Ultra-sensitive devices are being developed to detect biological and chemical compounds.
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28 Feb 2017
Silicon nanowires fabricated using an imprinting technology could be the way of the future for transistor-based biosensors.
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04 Nov 2016
Nanoscale manipulation on the surface of materials could stimulate cells to differentiate into specific tissues – eliminating the use of growth or transcription factors.


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