In-depth articles written by our editorial team focusing on the latest developments in materials science and technology
The evolution in microscopy, for example, fluorescence microscopy, makes it possible for the detailed study of the cell wall and various plant protein interactions.
UC Santa Barbara’s Solid State Lighting and Energy Electronics Center (SSLEEC) have been working on using new materials to produce UV LEDs optimized to emit in the UV-C region, and these are now being adapted for the purpose of destroying COVID-19 on surfaces.
Table-top particle accelerators could be poised to move from fantasy to reality thanks to a novel optical lens system.
A newly developed analytical method called microcrystal electron diffraction (MicroED), which is based on the well-established cryo-electron microscopy (CryoEM) technique, can rapidly determine the molecular structure of crystalline materials with nearly-atomic resolution.
The use of microscopic techniques for the analysis of synthetic polymers is incredibly useful in providing researchers with detailed information on the rheological, mechanical, optical, electrical and/or chemical properties of these materials.
First isolated in 2004, graphene has become one of the world’s most notorious nanomaterials to scientists and non-scientists alike. The use of graphene is continuing to grow with new applications emerging all the time, including in smart contact lens coatings.
A new hybrid microscope has been developed that could create digital biopsies that will transform the field of cancer diagnosis.
Despite the growing use in recent years to image materials, electron microscopy techniques have been in use for many decades to image and understand how allergic reactions happen.
Image analysis systems are used to characterize particles in many different areas of science, including materials science, biology, ecology, energy technology, and geosciences.
This article discusses research that revealed details in last year's black hole image, and the future for black hole imaging.