Mesoamerican copper smelting technology aided colonial weaponry

Spanish conquerors depended on indigenous expertise to keep up their munitions supplies, archaeologists have found.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office
March 31, 2020 | mit

~7 mins   

Tags: research materials-science-and-engineering social-sciences metals dmse school-of-engineering history latin-america mexico

Neural networks facilitate optimization in the search for new materials

Sorting through millions of possibilities, a search for battery materials delivered results in five weeks instead of 50 years.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office
March 26, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: research machine-learning batteries metals chemical-engineering school-of-engineering artificial-intelligence materials-science-and-engineering department-of-energy-doe defense-advanced-research-projects-agency-darpa

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
Dec. 23, 2019 | mit

~4 mins   

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
Dec. 12, 2019 | mit

~6 mins   

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

Finding novel materials for practical devices

MIT researchers use a new machine learning technique to rapidly evaluate new transition metal compounds to identify those that can perform specialized functions.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative
Aug. 1, 2019 | mit

~14 mins   

Tags: machine-learning metals chemical-engineering mit-energy-initiative research school-of-engineering artificial-intelligence

Ultra-Quantum Matter research gets $8 million boost

MIT’s Senthil Todadri and Xiao-Gang Wen will study highly entangled quantum matter in a collaboration supported by the Simons Foundation.

Julia C. Keller | School of Science
May 29, 2019 | mit

~5 mins   

Tags: school-of-science physics research quantum-computing materials-science-and-engineering school-of-engineering metals laboratory-for-nuclear-science center-for-theoretical-physics collaboration funding alumniae

Observing hydrogen’s effects in metal

Microscopy technique could help researchers design safer reactor vessels or hydrogen storage tanks.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office
Feb. 4, 2019 | mit

~7 mins   

Tags: research materials-science-and-engineering dmse metals school-of-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology

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   

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

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
Nov. 8, 2018 | mit

~16 mins   

Tags: special-events-and-guest-speakers materials-science-and-engineering dmse electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs research metals nanoscience-and-nanotechnology materials-research-laboratory school-of-engineering

A new way of extracting copper | MIT News

Researchers develop an electrically-driven process to separate commercially important metals from sulfide minerals in one step without harmful byproducts.

Denis Paiste | Materials Processing Center | June 28, 2017
~13 mins |

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