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Newswise: New ORNL software improves neutron spectroscopy data resolution

New ORNL software improves neutron spectroscopy data resolution

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Neutron spectroscopy is an important tool for studying magnetic and thermoelectric properties in materials. But often the resolution, or the ability of the instrument to see fine details, is too coarse to clearly observe features identifying novel phenomena in new advanced materials. To solve this problem, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, developed a new super-resolution software, called SRINS, that makes it easier for scientists to better understand materials’ dynamical properties using neutron spectroscopy.

Channels: Materials Science, Mathematics, Technology, DOE Science News,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 2:50 PM EST
Newswise: Spider-Man-Style Robotic Graspers Defy Gravity

Spider-Man-Style Robotic Graspers Defy Gravity

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Traditional methods of vacuum suction and previous vacuum suction devices cannot maintain suction on rough surfaces due to vacuum leakage, which leads to suction failure. Researchers Xin Li and Kaige Shi developed a zero-pressure difference method to enhance the development of vacuum suction units. Their method overcame leakage limitations by using a high-speed rotating water ring between the surface and suction cup to maintain the vacuum. They discuss their work in Physics of Fluids.

Channels: Artificial Intelligence, Materials Science, Physics, Technology, All Journal News, Staff Picks,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 10:50 AM EST
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16-Jan-2020 1:40 PM EST
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Newswise: What’s MER? It’s a Way to Measure Quantum Materials, and It’s Telling US New and Interesting Things

What’s MER? It’s a Way to Measure Quantum Materials, and It’s Telling US New and Interesting Things

Ames Laboratory

Experimental physicists have combined several measurements of quantum materials into one in their ongoing quest to learn more about manipulating and controlling the behavior of them for possible applications. They even coined a term for it-- Magneto-elastoresistance, or MER.

Channels: Energy, Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, PNAS, DOE Science News, All Journal News,

Released:
16-Jan-2020 1:25 PM EST
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Newswise: A Wearable Gas Sensor for Health and Environmental Monitoring

A Wearable Gas Sensor for Health and Environmental Monitoring

Penn State Materials Research Institute

A highly sensitive wearable gas sensor for environmental and human health monitoring may soon become commercially available, according to researchers at Penn State and Northeastern University.

Channels: Engineering, Environmental Health, Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Physics, All Journal News,

Released:
16-Jan-2020 10:45 AM EST
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Clothes last longer and shed fewer microfibers in quicker, cooler washing cycles

University of Leeds

Those nice new clothes you got for Christmas or in the new year sales might just last longer, thanks to advice from scientists researching the impact washing machines have on clothes and the environment.

Channels: Chemistry, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Materials Science, Nature, Physics, Pollution, All Journal News,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 3:05 PM EST
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CAREER Award Recipient to Explore Potential of Promising New Material

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Two-dimensional semiconductors, particularly those made of a class of material known as transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs), hold exciting potential for a range of current and future technologies, like solar cells, LED lights, and quantum computing. A recently awarded National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant will allow a chemical engineer from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to — along with his team — explore novel uses of TMDCs in an optoelectronic device, which uses light to create electricity.

Channels: Energy, Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Technology, All Journal News,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 10:20 AM EST
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Influential Electrons? Physicists Uncover a Quantum Relationship

New York University

A team of physicists has mapped how electron energies vary from region to region in a particular quantum state with unprecedented clarity. This understanding reveals an underlying mechanism by which electrons influence one another, termed quantum “hybridization,” that had been invisible in previous experiments.

Channels: Materials Science, Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Nature (journal), All Journal News,

Released:
10-Jan-2020 11:05 AM EST
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