Energy-harvesting design aims to turn Wi-Fi signals into usable power

Device for harnessing terahertz radiation might enable self-powering implants, cellphones, other portable electronics.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: research school-of-science physics wireless graphene materials-research-laboratory nanoscience-and-nanotechnology

A new facet for germanium

MIT researchers grow perfectly shaped germanium tunnels on silicon oxide with controllable length.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
Jan. 31, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: materials-research-laboratory materials-science-and-engineering electronics photonics microfluidics semiconductors dmse school-of-engineering research

Widening metal tolerance for hydrogels

MIT graduate student Seth Cazzell shows controlling pH enables reversible hydrogel formation in wider range of metal concentrations.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
Dec. 23, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: materials-research-laboratory materials-science-and-engineering hydrogels metals dmse research bioinspiration school-of-engineering

MIT researchers realize “ideal” kagome metal electronic structure

Newly synthesized compound of iron and tin atoms in 1-to-1 ratio displays unique behavior.

Materials Research Laboratory • mit
Dec. 12, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: materials-research-laboratory magnetism metals electronics spintronics physics school-of-science research quantum-mechanics

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 • mit
Oct. 16, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: materials-science-and-engineering magnets physics quantum-mechanics research school-of-science materials-research-laboratory national-science-foundation-nsf

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 • mit
Oct. 7, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: school-of-engineering materials-science-and-engineering materials-research-laboratory industry research nanoscience-and-nanotechnology machine-learning energy-storage photonics mitnano artificial-intelligence dmse

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 • mit
Oct. 3, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: materials-research-laboratory materials-science-and-engineering school-of-engineering artificial-intelligence machine-learning research dmse 3-questions

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 • mit
Sept. 5, 2019 ~17 min

Tags: materials-research-laboratory materials-science-and-engineering school-of-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology microscopy research mitnano dmse faculty profile 2-d graphene

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 • mit
Aug. 19, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: materials-research-laboratory physics school-of-science research department-of-energy-doe materials-science-and-engineering

New insights into bismuth’s character

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

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

Tags: materials-research-laboratory research materials-science-and-engineering physics school-of-science

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