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Chemists are developing new material to separate carbon dioxide from industrial exhaust gases

Electron microscopic cross-sectional image of the new hybrid material. It was possible to manufacture the glass plates very precisely and, interrupted by spacers, to stack them on top of one another. Photo credit: Martin Riess Chemists at the University of Bayreuth have developed a material that could make an important contribution to climate protection and sustainable industrial production. With this …

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Strong new genetic material Touted

The basket web spider in its natural form with its unique lobster pot web and silk, which has now proven to be uniquely robust. Photo credit: Professor Mark Elgar, University of Melbourne An international collaboration has provided the first glimpses of a new type of silk made by the very unusual Australian basket web spider, who uses it to build …

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Order it! AI finds the right material

Material representations that are compatible with machine learning models play a key role in developing models that have high accuracy for predicting properties. Photo credit: College of Engineering Engineers are always looking for materials with very specific properties for their projects. Unfortunately, there are far too many options for researchers to just guess and check until they find what they’re …

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Researchers synthesize superconducting material at room temperature

The aim of new research under the direction of Ranga Dias, assistant professor of mechanical engineering as well as physics and astronomy, is the development of superconducting materials at room temperature. Currently, it takes extreme cold to achieve superconductivity, as shown in this photo from Dias’ lab, where a magnet hovers over a superconductor cooled with liquid nitrogen. Credit: Rochester …

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New magnetism in the strongest material in the world

Graphene, one of the strongest materials in the world, is usually not magnetic. But when it is stacked and twisted, graphene develops a rare form of magnetism, new research results. The magnetic field is not created by the usual spin of electrons within the individual graphene layers, but is created by the collective swirling of electrons in all three layers …

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Scientists find evidence of an exotic state of matter in candidate material for quantum computers

A representation of the crystal structure of ruthenium trichloride shows the simple honeycomb lattice of ruthenium ions and chlorine ions. The twisted octahedra formed by chlorine around the electron spin of each ruthenium atom are mirror images of each other. This rotation is key to the compound’s unusual behavior, which is evidence that it can contain an example of a …

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Scientists create clear, glass-like material out of wood

Transparent wood Heating and cooling a home is costly, and inefficient building materials often degrade a home’s carbon footprint. However, thanks to a new generation of futuristic building materials, those materials could be ready for a major upgrade. A team of USDA researchers and several research institutes say they have developed “transparent wood,” a vitreous material made almost entirely of …

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Scientists may have found a material to build on Mars

Space lovers who The dream of one day colonizing Mars has to face the reality of the planet’s limited natural resources, especially when it comes to building materials. A team of scientists from the Singapore University of Technology and Design discovered that the organic polymer chitin, found in the exoskeleton of insects and crustaceans, can be easily converted into a …

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The collaboration provides promising material for quantum computing

Figure a: Graphic with the three materials that have been combined to form the new material. Al is aluminum – the superconductor, EuS is the new addition, europium sulfide – the ferromagnet and InAs is indium arsenide – the semiconductor. In combination, they enable the existence of the desired Majorana null modes, whereby the quantum wire device can be an …

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Chitin, a bio-inspired material, is used to make tools and shelters on Mars

A picture of a Martian. Photo credit: Javier G. Fernandez, 2020. CC-BY A simple manufacturing technology based on chitin, one of the most ubiquitous organic polymers on earth, could be used to build tools and shelters on Mars, according to a study published on September 16 in the Open Access Journal PLUS ONE by Javier Fernandez of the Singapore University …

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