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Physicists Fine Tune Control of Agile Exotic Materials

June 23, 2015

Physicists have found a way to control the length and strength of waves of atomic motion that have promising potential uses such as fine-scale imaging and the transmission of information within tight spaces.

New Science Behind Algae-based Flip-flops

August 6, 2020

New Science Behind Algae-based Flip-flops Biodegradable shoes meet commercial standards for products needed to help eradicate tons of plastic waste Commerical-quality biodegradable flip-flops. Photo courtesy of Stephen Mayfield, UC San Diego. As the world’s most popular shoe, flip-flops account for a troubling percentage of plastic waste that ends up in…

Using Machine Learning to Create More Capable Capacitors

June 27, 2019

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are using supercomputers and machine learning techniques to find ways to build more capable capacitors that store more energy.

Diamonds Are a Physicist’s Best Friend

June 17, 2021

Physics condensed matter experimentalist Chunhui Rita Du leverages imperfections in diamonds to investigate materials needed for a new era of computing and storage. New quantum materials are exotic substances that are allowing scientists to create novel technologies at previously unseen scales.

‘Lossless’ Metamaterial Could Boost Efficiency of Lasers and Other Light-based Devices

February 16, 2017

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a material that could reduce signal losses in photonic devices. The advance has the potential to boost the efficiency of various light-based technologies including fiber optic communication systems, lasers and photovoltaics.

Probing Lithium Ions Near a Solid’s Surface Reveals Clues to Boost Solid-State Battery Performance

April 28, 2023

Using computer simulations and X-ray experiments, researchers could “see” in detail why lithium ions move slowly in a solid-state battery—specifically, at the electrolyte-electrode interface. The work could lead to new strategies to enhance ionic conductivity in solid-state batteries.

Tracking Melting Points Above 4000 Degrees Celsius

February 23, 2021

A materials engineer at the University of California San Diego is leading the development of a new research platform for studying high-performance materials, in particular new materials that melt above 4000 degrees Celsius (C).

Supercomputers Reveal True Strengths of Some Zirconia Ceramics

May 18, 2020

Researchers from the Colorado School of Mines have been using multiple supercomputers, including SDSC’s Comet system, to study certain characteristics of zirconia for wider applications of the super-strong material.

Diamonds May Be Award-Winning Physicist’s Best Friend

December 2, 2020

Physicist Chunhui Du was selected to receive the U.S. Air Force’s Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) Award for her nanoscale quantum sensing technique using diamonds to study novel and unconventional superconductor materials.

Data Science Helps Engineers Discover New Materials for Solar Cells and LEDs

May 22, 2019

UC San Diego engineers have developed a high-throughput computational method to design new materials for next generation solar cells and LEDs. Their approach generated 13 new material candidates for solar cells and 23 new candidates for LEDs.

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