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

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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 • mit
Aug. 6, 2019 ~8 min

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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 • mit
July 11, 2019 ~14 min

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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 • mit
July 8, 2019 ~12 min

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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 • mit
Jan. 28, 2019 ~8 min

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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 • mit
Jan. 3, 2019 ~14 min

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Opportunities for materials innovation abound

Faculty researchers share insights into new capabilities at the annual Industrial Liaison Program Research and Development Conference.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
Dec. 14, 2018 ~11 min

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Better superconductors from ceramic copper oxides

Riccardo Comin seeks to elucidate the microscopic physics of high-temperature superconducting devices to advance their technological applications.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
Dec. 13, 2018 ~9 min

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Study opens route to ultra-low-power microchips

Innovative approach to controlling magnetism could lead to next-generation memory and logic devices.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 12, 2018 ~8 min

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Improving materials from the nanoscale up

At the Materials Day Symposium, researchers focus on tools that probe atomic structures in action to yield better designs for metals, solar cells, and polymers.

Denis Paiste • mit
Nov. 8, 2018 ~16 min

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