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 |

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

Liquid tin-sulfur compound shows thermoelectric potential | MIT News

MIT researchers create a high-temperature device that produces electricity from industrial waste heat.

Denis Paiste | Materials Processing Center | June 12, 2017
~13 mins |

Tags:  research  energy  thermoelectricity  metals  dmse  materials-science-and-engineering  materials-processing-center  school-of-engineering

Featured video: Making medallions | MIT News

Students create bronze medallions of the MIT seal for new graduates of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

MIT News Office | June 6, 2017
~1 mins |

Tags:  featured-video  dmse  materials-science-and-engineering  arts  community  students  maker-movement  metals  school-of-engineering

Envisioning the future of metal and mineral production | MIT News

MIT researchers team up with leaders from the metals and minerals industry to envision a more sustainable future.

Suzanne Greene | Department of Materials Science and Engineering | May 24, 2017
~3 mins |

Tags:  metals  environment  special-events-and-guest-speakers  sustainability  industry  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  chemical-engineering  materials-science-and-engineering  dmse  school-of-engineering  materials-processing-center

Conquering metal fatigue | MIT News

Novel laminated nanostructure gives steel bone-like resistance to fracturing under repeated stress.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | March 9, 2017
~6 mins |

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

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