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UK additive manufacturing (AM) company Renishaw will be hosting a technical seminar on 5 June 2019, focused on ‘machining the perfect part'.

A novel type of polymer can alter its thermal conductivity by switching between a crystalline state and a liquid state in response to light.

Strength of metallic alloys that improves at cryogenic temperatures

A polymer composite containing graphene and nanoparticles can produce a more stable solid-electrolyte interphase in lithium metal batteries.

Sandwiching a layer of graphene between two layers of 2D boron nitride can produce superlattices that confer novel electrical properties.

Scientists have used a new technique called ultrafast surface X-ray scattering to visualize the motion of atoms in a 2D material.

underbelly of lobsters could hold clue to developing a tough, strong and flexible material for body armor and other applications

ultrafast X-ray imaging gives an insight into exactly what is happening during additive manufacturing of metal structures

Improved metal cutting for defense, vehicles and health products

Acoustic metamaterial structure blocks 94% of sound

Researchers have discovered that a high-strength polymer called PBDT has a rare double-helix structure.

Simulations of how surface roughness changes over time have revealed that surfaces are worn down by the action of debris particles between them.

By combining graphene with nano-ribbons of gold, researchers have developed an ultrasensitive biosensor for detecting disease-causing proteins.

Silencing MRI machines, jet airplanes and loudspeakers

The twist angle between layers of 2D semiconductors provides a ‘tuning knob’ to turn them into an exotic quantum material.

Physicists have discovered that placing 2D semiconductors on top of each other and twisting them causes the emergence of novel hybrid properties.

A new nanocrystalline tungsten-tantalum-vanadium-chromium alloy can withstand unprecedented amounts of radiation without fracturing.

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