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Science and Technology of Advanced Materials
Spinning electricity from heat and cold
Jun 29, 2021 21:00 JST
A new device harvests two types of energy during the daytime, making it cool on one end and hot on the other, to generate electricity around the clock. With further improvements, the device could be used in off-grid Internet-of-things sensors. The details were published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
Better memristors for brain-like computing
May 15, 2021 07:00 JST
Scientists are getting better at making neurone-like junctions for computers that mimic the human brain's random information processing, storage and recall. Fei Zhuge of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and colleagues reviewed the latest developments in the design of these 'memristors' for the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
Dye-based device sees the invisible
Apr 16, 2021 19:00 JST
Scientists in Europe have designed an organic dye-based device that can see light waves in the shortwave infrared (SWIR) range. The device is easy to make using cheap materials, and is stable at high temperatures. The findings, published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, could lead to more widespread use of inexpensive consumer SWIR imaging and sensing devices.
Putting a spin on Heusler alloys
Mar 30, 2021 00:00 JST
A study published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials summarizes the major achievements made to-date in Heusler alloy research. "Our review article can serve as an ideal reference for researchers in magnetic materials," says Atsufumi Hirohata of the University of York, UK, who specializes in spintronics.
Size matters: Bimodal imaging receives nanoparticle enhancement
Mar 10, 2021 20:00 JST
Scientists have found a way to control the size of special nanoparticles to optimize their use for both magnetic resonance and near-infrared imaging. Their approach could help surgeons use the same nanoparticles to visualize tumours just before and then during surgery using the two different imaging techniques. Their findings were published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
Elastomers develop stronger bonds of attachment
Feb 12, 2021 01:00 JST
Nagoya University materials engineer Yukikazu Takeoka and colleagues reviewed the most recent efforts towards improving elastomers for the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
Materials coloured like a peacock
Jan 26, 2021 01:00 JST
Melanin-like compounds can be precisely designed and arranged to colour materials using a mechanism similar to that found in a peacock's feathers. Chemist Michinari Kohri of Chiba University in Japan reviewed the latest research on these 'melanin-mimetic materials' and their potential applications for the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
Micropillar compression for finding heat-tolerant alloys
Jan 13, 2021 16:00 JST
Metals containing niobium silicide are promising materials that can withstand high temperatures and improve efficiency of gas turbines in power plants and aircraft.
Using AI to predict new materials with desired properties
Aug 01, 2020 03:00 JST
Scientists in Japan have developed a machine learning approach that can predict the elements and manufacturing processes needed to obtain an aluminum alloy with specific, desired mechanical properties. The approach, published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, could facilitate the discovery of new materials.
Let the robot swarms begin!
Jun 21, 2020 18:00 JST
Bringing the green revolution to electronics
Feb 28, 2020 16:00 JST
Researchers are investigating how to make electronic components from eco-friendly, biodegradable materials to help address a growing public health and environmental problem: around 50 million tonnes of electronic waste are produced every year.
Gaining more control over fuel cell membranes
Feb 21, 2020 08:00 JST
More organization at the molecular level could improve the efficiency of membranes used in the hydrogen fuel cells that provide energy to electric cars and other industrial applications, according to a review published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
Using bone's natural electricity to promote regeneration
Feb 13, 2020 01:00 JST
Some materials show promise promoting bone regeneration by enhancing its natural electrical properties, according to a review in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
Combined data approach could accelerate development of new materials
Feb 11, 2020 16:00 JST
Researchers in Japan have developed an approach that can better predict the properties of materials by combining high throughput experimental and calculation data together with machine learning.
Measuring the wear and tear of metals
Feb 06, 2020 13:00 JST
For the past 50 years, researchers at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) have been conducting detailed short- and long-term testing of a wide variety of structural materials manufactured in Japan to ensure they can withstand long-term stresses. Now, NIMS scientists have reviewed this data, in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, summarizing the institute's major findings.
Quantum dot imaging advances
Apr 16, 2019 16:00 JST
Investigations of 'quantum dots' for looking deeply into body tissues are rapidly evolving, but more work is required to ensure they are safe, according to a review published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
Electronics at the nanoscale: challenges and opportunities for making metal nanowires
Mar 26, 2019 04:00 JST
Silver, gold and copper nanowires are leading contenders for next-generation nanoscale devices, however greater understanding of how they work and improved production methods are needed before they can be widely used, explains a recent review in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
The Future of Stretchable Electronics
Mar 24, 2019 16:00 JST
Stretchable electronics is emerging as a promising new technology for next-generation wearable devices, according to a review published in Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
Progress in Self-assembling Nanomaterials
Feb 07, 2019 20:00 JST
Collaboration between material scientists, biologists and chemists could advance the development of self-assembling nanomaterials, called nanoarchitectonics, argues a review in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
Using Big Databases to find Superconductors of the Future
Jan 07, 2019 14:00 JST
Japanese researchers have found an approach to more quickly and successfully identify superconducting materials.
Out of the fog: honeycomb films
Nov 23, 2018 08:00 JST
Researchers are producing honeycomb-shaped films using an approach that mimics what happens when we breathe on a glass surface. The films have potential use in numerous applications, from tissue regeneration and bio-sensing to solar cells, explains an article in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
Energizing heat for smart appliances
Nov 21, 2018 07:00 JST
Scientists are getting closer to designing thermoelectric materials that efficiently harvest heat from the surrounding environment and convert it into electricity to power various devices and appliances, according to a review of the latest research in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials. Devices made with these materials could avoid the need to recharge, change and dispose of batteries.
Printing the 'Soft' Robots of the Future
Mar 12, 2018 14:30 JST
Three-dimensional printing offers unique advantages, but still faces many challenges, for fabricating small, flexible robots that can navigate through the human body and other confined spaces, according to a review in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
Moving beyond graphene
Feb 01, 2018 19:30 JST
Chemists are working to synthesize the next generation of super materials for high-performance electronics, solar cells, photodetectors and quantum computers. While they have made progress with compound materials, they have not yet succeeded in developing unaltered or "freestanding" materials for such devices, according to a review published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
Simple Biomechanical Test could aid Implant Success
Oct 10, 2017 21:00 JST
The quality of the tissue-implant interface is key to the success of implant integration. High-output benchtop screening can help developers in assessing the complex interplay between biomaterials and the body to better prepare for clinical trials, highlights a review in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
Japan pivotal in advancing energy storage and conversion materials
Sep 12, 2017 18:00 JST
The field of solid-state ionics originated in Europe, but Japanese scientists have significantly advanced it over the past 70 years, according to a review in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM).
A new path to safer, solid batteries
Sep 04, 2017 23:00 JST
Researchers have identified new solid materials that could lead to the manufacture of non-toxic lithium-ion batteries, according to a study recently published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
From iPad to iPaper
Sep 04, 2017 01:00 JST
Imagine folding up a paper-thin computer tablet like a newspaper. It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, but such flexible electronics are moving closer to reality, according to a review in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
The Game Algorithm that could Improve Materials Design
Aug 23, 2017 19:00 JST
Designing advanced materials is a complex process, with many potential combinations for precisely placing atoms within a structure. But now, scientists have developed a new tool that helps determine the ideal placements - thanks to an algorithm that identifies the best moves to win computer games, according to a study recently published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
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Fujitsu and France's Inria Develop New Time-Series AI Technology to Identify Causes of Data Anomalies
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