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New Polymeric Material Developed at UC San Diego Has Potential for Use in Non-Invasive Surgical Proc

October 3, 2011

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego have developed what they believe to be the first polymeric material that is sensitive to biologically benign levels of near infrared (NRI) irradiation, enabling the material to disassemble in a highly controlled fashion.

‘Adaptive Protein Crystal’ Could Form New Kind of Protective Material

May 2, 2016

…potentially useful property: When stretched in one direction, the material thickens in the perpendicular direction, rather than thinning as familiar materials do. And when squeezed in one dimension, it shrinks in the other rather than expanding, and gets denser in the process.

3D-Printed ‘Living Material’ Could Clean Up Contaminated Water

September 5, 2023

A “living material,” made of a natural polymer combined with genetically engineered bacteria, could offer a sustainable and eco-friendly solution to clean pollutants from water.

Researchers Transform an Amorphous Solid Into a New Lithium-Ion Battery Material

May 2, 2022

Researchers at UC San Diego and Boise State University have developed a new approach to making novel lithium-ion battery materials. The approach transforms a non-crystalline material into a crystalline anode material with exceptional battery properties—by cycling it with lithium.

New Method Makes Better Predictions of Material Properties Using Low Quality Data

January 14, 2021

By combining large amounts of low-fidelity data with smaller quantities of high-fidelity data, nanoengineers at UC San Diego have developed a machine learning method to more accurately predict the properties of new materials including, for the first time, disordered materials.

Nanoengineers Develop a Predictive Database for Materials

November 28, 2022

Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have developed an AI algorithm that almost instantaneously predicts the structure and dynamic properties of any material. Known as M3GNet, the algorithm was used to develop a materials database, matterverse.ai.

Researchers Improve Performance of Cathode Material by Controlling Oxygen Activity

July 7, 2016

…storage capability of a particular class of “lithium-rich” cathode materials—by using a carbon dioxide-based gas mixture to create oxygen vacancies at the material’s surface. Researchers said the treatment improved the energy density—the amount of energy stored per unit mass—of the cathode material by up to 30 to 40 percent.

Islands without structure inside metal alloys could lead to tougher materials

January 29, 2021

An international team of researchers produced islands of amorphous, non-crystalline material inside a class of new metal alloys known as high-entropy alloys. This discovery opens the door to applications in everything from landing gears, to pipelines, to automobiles.

Materials Processing Tricks Enable Engineers to Create New Laser Material

July 18, 2018

By doping alumina crystals with neodymium ions, engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a new laser material that is capable of emitting ultra-short, high-power pulses—a combination that could potentially yield smaller, more powerful lasers with superior thermal shock resistance, broad tunability and high-duty cycles.

X-ray Imaging Reveals Secrets In Battery Materials

June 18, 2015

In a new study, researchers explain why one particular cathode material works well at high voltages, while most other cathodes do not. The insights, published in the 19 June issue of the journal Science, could help battery developers design rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that operate at higher voltages.

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