Scientists discover fractal patterns in a quantum material

The X-ray-focusing lens used in the experiment is based on a design used in lighthouses for centuries.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Oct. 16, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

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A new mathematical approach to understanding zeolites

Study of minerals widely used in industrial processes could lead to discovery of new materials for catalysis and filtering.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Oct. 7, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

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3 Questions: How artificial intelligence is supercharging materials science

Associate Professor Juejun Hu shines a light on the impact machine learning and AI are having on materials science and engineering.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory | Oct. 3, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

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Creating new opportunities from nanoscale materials

MIT Professor Frances Ross is pioneering new techniques to study materials growth and how structure relates to performance.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory | Sept. 5, 2019 | mit
~17 mins   

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Watching electrons using extreme ultraviolet light

MIT researchers have developed a new technique to reveal the uncharted dynamics of electrons in materials.

Materials Research Laboratory | Aug. 19, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

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New insights into bismuth’s character

Theorists at MIT and collaborators uncover hidden topological insulator states in bismuth crystals.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory | Aug. 6, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

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Enriching solid-state batteries

MIT researchers demonstrate a method to make a smaller, safer, and faster lithium-rich ceramic electrolyte.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory | July 11, 2019 | mit
~14 mins   

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Micro ring resonator has highest quality factor to date

MIT, Singapore researchers show high-quality photonic device based on amorphous silicon carbide.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory | July 8, 2019 | mit
~12 mins   

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Surprising electronic disorder in a copper oxide-based ceramic

MIT researchers use resonant X-ray scattering measurements to reveal unexpected “Wigner glass” in desirable superconducting material.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory | Jan. 28, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

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Controllable fast, tiny magnetic bits

MIT researchers show how to make and drive nanoscale magnetic quasi-particles known as skyrmions for spintronic memory devices.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory | Jan. 3, 2019 | mit
~14 mins   

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