First two-dimensional material that performs as both topological insulator and superconductor

MIT researchers have demonstrated that a Tungsten ditelluride-based transistor combines two different electronic states of matter.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
Oct. 31, 2018 ~10 min

Tags: physics quantum-computing superconductors research school-of-science collaboration materials-science-and-engineering materials-research-laboratory 2-d

Inexpensive chip-based device may transform spectrometry

Tiny device could replace expensive lab-scale equipment for many applications.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 23, 2018 ~6 min

Tags: electronics research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering national-science-foundation-nsf materials-science-and-engineering materials-research-laboratory department-of-energy-doe

Summer projects in motion | MIT News

Lab assignments for MIT Materials Research Laboratory undergraduate researchers and teachers cut across disciplines.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
July 3, 2018 ~4 min

Tags:  school-of-engineering  classes-and-programs  undergraduate  national-science-foundation-nsf  materials-science-and-engineering  dmse  materials-research-laboratory

Broadening the range of material rewards | MIT News

Headed by Carl Thompson, the newly formed Materials Research Laboratory opens up opportunities for industrial partnerships.

Eric Bender | MIT Industrial Liaison Program • mit
June 18, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  industry  profile  school-of-engineering  faculty  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  materials-science-and-engineering  dmse  materials-research-laboratory  mitnano

GAIN program to connect community college students to career opportunities | MIT News

Jaramillo lab launches a summer program to broaden the horizons of local students interested in materials science and engineering.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
May 31, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  students  school-of-engineering  classes-and-programs  diversity-and-inclusion  undergraduate  cambridge-boston-and-region  national-science-foundation-nsf  materials-science-and-engineering  dmse  materials-research-laboratory  stem-education

Seven from MIT named National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellows | MIT News

Fellowships last for up to three years, covering full tuition and mandatory fees.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
May 2, 2018 ~2 min

Tags:  physics  biology  research  students  us-armed-forces  awards-honors-and-fellowships  graduate-postdoctoral  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering  materials-research-laboratory  biological-engineering  woods-hole

Physicists discover new quantum electronic material | MIT News

With an atomic structure resembling a Japanese basketweaving pattern, “kagome metal” exhibits exotic, quantum behavior.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 19, 2018 ~9 min

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

Getting to the heart of carbon nanotube clusters | MIT News

MIT researchers create predictable patterns from unpredictable carbon nanotubes.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
Feb. 14, 2018 ~9 min

Tags:  imaging  materials-science  research  carbon-nanotubes  school-of-engineering  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  materials-research-laboratory  department-of-materials-science-and-engineering  department-of-aeronautics-and-astronautics  department-of-mechanical-engineering

Integrating the promise of photonics | MIT News

AIM Photonics Academy winter session draws over 60 participants from industry and academia.

Julie Diop | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
Jan. 29, 2018 ~3 min

Tags:  photonics  manufacturing  school-of-engineering  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  materials-research-laboratory  department-of-materials-science-and-engineering

New exotic phenomena seen in photonic crystals | MIT News

Researchers observe, for the first time, topological effects unique to an “open” system.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 11, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  physics  energy  photonics  light  research  school-of-science  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  materials-research-laboratory

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