Physicists discover important new property for graphene

Unconventional form of ferroelectricity could impact next-generation computing.

Elizabeth Thomson | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
Feb. 8, 2021 ~8 min

How will Covid-19 ultimately impact climate change?

Study probes pandemic’s long-term effects on the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
Jan. 29, 2021 ~4 min

A controllable membrane to pull carbon dioxide out of exhaust streams

Electrically switchable system could continuously separate gases without the need for moving parts or wasted space.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 16, 2020 ~5 min

Turning diamond into metal

Normally an insulator, diamond becomes a metallic conductor when subjected to large strain in a new theoretical model.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 5, 2020 ~7 min

Antarctic sea ice may not cap carbon emissions as much as previously thought

Study suggests sea ice blocks the flow of carbon both into and out of the ocean, in roughly equal measure.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 1, 2020 ~6 min

3 Questions: Asegun Henry on five “grand thermal challenges” to stem the tide of global warming

“Our mission here is to save humanity from extinction due to climate change,” says MIT professor.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 10, 2020 ~7 min

A new approach to carbon capture

Researchers design an effective treatment for both exhaust and ambient air.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
July 9, 2020 ~15 min

Researchers map tiny twists in “magic-angle” graphene

Results could help designers engineer high-temperature superconductors and quantum computing devices.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
May 7, 2020 ~9 min

Dirty carbon reveals a sophisticated side

Coal could someday be used to make a variety of useful devices, researchers suggest.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
April 27, 2020 ~7 min

Nanosensor can alert a smartphone when plants are stressed

Carbon nanotubes embedded in leaves detect chemical signals that are produced when a plant is damaged.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
April 15, 2020 ~8 min

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