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Snake Scales Protect Steel against Friction

KIT Researchers Developed a Process to Make Steel Bolts more Resistant to Friction – with Nature Serving as a Model   A snake moves without legs by the scales on its belly...

To conduct, or to insulate? That is the question

Researchers have identified a material that behaves as a conductor and an insulator at the same time, challenging current understanding of how materials behave, and pointing to a new type of...

Separating rare earth metals with UV light

Researchers from Belgium's KU Leuven Department of Chemical Engineering have discovered a method to separate two rare earth elements - europium and yttrium - with UV light instead of with...

From metal to insulator and back again

New work from Carnegie's Russell Hemley and Ivan Naumov hones in on the physics underlying the recently discovered fact that some metals stop being metallic under pressure. Their work is...

Laser-generated surface structures create extremely water-repellent metals

Scientists at the University of Rochester have used lasers to transform metals into extremely water-repellent, or super-hydrophobic, materials without the need for temporary coatings. ...

Europe’s new age of metals begins

A group of leading research institutions and more than 180 European companies in a billion-euro effort developing new types of metals and manufacturing techniques for this century. Known...

Sliding parts and swirling flows: breakthrough in understanding metal wear

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown mechanism for wear in metals: a swirling, fluid-like microscopic behaviour in a solid piece of metal sliding over another.  The findings...

Lowering the resistance of metals

Recent research has shown that it is possible to predict the way that the electrical resistance of metals can be lowered under severe pressure. This discovery could have applications in the...

New method grows nano-scale metal crystals with absolute precision

A method for controlling the growth of metal crystals at the nano scale has been developed by a team from the University of Warwick. The new method is called ‘nanocrystallometry’ and makes it...

Call for papers: 3rd International Workshop on Physics Based Material Models

You are invited to submit an abstract to the 3rd International Workshop on Physics Based Material Models and Experimental Observations to be held on 2-4 June 2014 in Cesme-Izmir/Turkey....

The new aluminium alloy that can store hydrogen

Japanese researchers have succeeded in creating an aluminium alloy capable of storing hydrogen, meaning it has the potential to provide the storage in fuel cells. Metals with the capacity to...

Collaboration Opportunity In High Value Metal Recovery

Two Swedish specialists in the field have established a new company, Salt Extraction AB, to develop applications for the use of salt extraction technology in the recovery of valuable metals...

Solid metals that self-heal

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have found that under certain conditions, metals can self-heal. Applying tension, typically expected to pull a metal apart, can...

Suppressing the growth of grains in nano-alloys

Faster development of temperature-resistant nanomaterial alloys is possible thanks to a team of researchers from North Carolina State University. They have overcome the typical problem of...

UKERC Energy Materials Availability Handbook

  UKERC Energy Materials Availability Handbook     ...

New funding for materials and our new funding support service

A new competition,  Materials innovation for a sustainable economy will open on Monday 4th March and represents an excellent opportunity for funding projects in sustainable...

University of Sheffield AMRC Engineering Doctorate Opportunities

The University of Sheffield/AMRC’s Industrial Doctorate Centre (IDC) in Machining Science ( www.sheffield.ac.uk/machining-science-idc ) is seeking industrial sponsors to collaborate...

Overcoming Corrosion

Corrosion is one of the most common forms of degradation of materials in service.  It affects a wide range of materials and is a major factor in the design and life of components across...

Engineering Applications of Powder Metallurgy - 21st March

Powder metallurgy based manufacturing is enjoying a resurgence of interest.  A drive for near net shape, increased component complexity and more predictable / uniform properties is...

Future Funding for Sustainable Materials and Products

The Technology Strategy Board propose to launch a competition to fund highly innovative collaborative research and development projects that address the application and demonstration of...
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