Xiaoyue Ni, a grad student who works in the lab of Caltech engineer Julia R. Greer, a Caltech professor of materials science and mechanics has made sensitive measurements of how materials respond to deformation.
A technique that allows manmade DNA shapes to be placed wherever desired—to within a margin of error of just 20 nanometers—now removes a major hurdle for the large-scale integration of molecular devices on chips.
A conversation with Stevan Nadj-Perge, assistant professor of applied physics and materials science, about using 2-D materials in the development of a device that could turn quantum computing concepts into usable technology.
A quarter of Earth’s population lacks access to reliable electricity, according to the U.N. Development Programme. More than half of those people have no electricity at all. For many, orbiting solar panels could be a solution.
The atoms that make up metallic glasses lack the orderly lattice structure present in most other crystalline solids. Researchers have now shown that within randomly packed clusters of atoms, a fractal pattern emerges at the scale of two atomic diameters.