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Vehicle armor based on composite metal foam can stop ball and armor-piercing .50 caliber rounds just as well as much heavier steel armor.

The strain created by growing 2D crystals over 3D objects can be used to tailor the crystals' optoelectronic properties.

Chemists have found a way to improve the speed and durability of smart glass by providing a better understanding of how the glass works at the nanoscale.

Synchrotron studies have provided the first macro view of what happens inside a battery electrode that leads to the failure of lithium-ion batteries.

By understanding the precise sequence of charged monomers, researchers can predict the behavior of disordered strands of proteins and polymers.

A new sulfur-based cathode material for lithium batteries is more energy-dense and environmentally friendly than traditional cathode materials.

The electronic properties of the 2D semiconductor tungsten disulfide can be dramatically changed by doping it with carbon-hydrogen molecules.

Neutron scattering experiments on iron selenide have revealed that its electronic behavior is very similar to other iron-based superconductors.

Scientists have discovered that the elasticity of gels arises from the packing of clusters of particles, dubbed locally glassy clusters, in the gels.

Scientists have found that, in solutions of linear and ring polymers, the linear molecules thread themselves through the ring molecules when stressed.

Nanocubes coated with single-stranded DNA chains assemble into an unusual ‘zigzag’ arrangement that has never been observed before.

A novel two-step, ultra-clean process for fabricating a 2D transistor separates the ‘messy’ fabrication steps from the 2D semiconductor layer.

penguin feathers and polar bear fur hold the key for designing effective thermal insulating materials

hierarchical structure of horse's hoof inspires energy-absorbing, impact-resistant materials

A new polymer coating for battery cathodes can improve the electronic and ionic conductivity of a battery while also improving its safety.

Scientists have discovered that applying strain to 2D materials such as doped-graphene could increase their critical superconducting temperature.

Scientists have discovered a new layered ferromagnetic semiconductor, a material that could find use in next-generation electronic technologies.

Studying mayonnaise when it spins can help characterize the interface between an elastic-plastic material and a light material under acceleration.

Scientists have developed a next-generation plastic that can be recycled again and again into new materials of any color, shape or form.

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