New techniques for welding very different materials could enable better cars.
Materials Science and Engineering
Q&A: Plastic to metal, steel to aluminum—the future of welding and lightweight vehicles
“Transformer” pinwheels offer new twist on nano-engineered materials
Producing chirality, a property found throughout nature, through large-scale self-assembly could lead to applications in sensing, machine perception and more.
Heat-resistant nanophotonic material could help turn heat into electricity
The key to beating the heat is degrading the materials in advance.
Excelling at repelling
A material science researcher’s drive to ice-, barnacle-, and kid-proof coatings
Photosynthesis copycat may improve solar cells
The new approach moves energy efficiently and could reduce energy losses converting light into electricity.
$11M DOE center for next-gen battery technology
The University of Michigan will lead a suite of projects involving multiple institutions to boost understanding of solid-state EV power cells.