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‘Bulletproof’ battery: Kevlar membrane for safer, thinner lithium rechargeables

New battery technology from the University of Michigan might be able to prevent the kind of fires that grounded Boeing 787s in 2013. The innovation is an advanced barrier between the electrodes in a lithium-ion battery.|Medium Read
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World’s most complex crystal simulated at U-Michigan

The most complicated crystal structure ever produced in a computer simulation has been achieved by researchers at the University of Michigan. |Short Read
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Engineering with elasticity

Flexible mechanical structures require fewer parts, which reduces the chance for pieces to break and things to go wrong.|Short Read
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Shrinking the size of optical systems, exponentially

The researchers believe that metasurfaces could one day be used to completely control the phase, amplitude, and polarization of light. |Short Read
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New lightweight metals institute to base headquarters in Detroit

The new $148 million lightweight metals manufacturing institute announced in February by President Obama will locate in the city of Detroit, officials from the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute and the city have announced.|Medium Read
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Shape-shifting clusters move beyond ‘hardware’

A Rubik’s Cube-like arrangement of nanoparticles could lead to a form of wet information storage, a team of Michigan engineers and collaborators at New York University have shown.|Medium Read
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Nanowires for greener LEDs

Shrinking semiconductors down to wires a few atoms across could lead to efficient, color-adjustable LED lights, according to work led by Manos Kioupakis of materials science and engineering.|Medium Read
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Shape shifting materials

Ron Larson, A.H. White Distinguished Professor at U-M, talks about how since prehistorical times the ability to shape materials into useful forms has undergirded mankind’s technological developments.|Short Read
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How a metamaterial might improve a depression treatment

The headpiece design is a big departure from today's figure 8-shaped devices made of just two coils.|Medium Read
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Zhaohui Zhong receives CAREER Award for research in graphene-based optoelectronics

The use of graphene-based hot carrier optoelectronics is the key novelty of Prof. Zhong's research.|Short Read

A material that most liquids won’t wet

A nanoscale coating that’s at least 95 percent air repels the broadest range of liquids of any material in its class, causing them to bounce off the treated surface, according to the University of Michigan engineering researchers who developed it.|Medium Read
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Seunghyun Lee takes the gold for all-graphene flexible and transparent circuit

Lee believes that graphene will play a pivotal role in realizing high speed, mechanically compliant, and transparent electronic systems in the future.|Short Read