Tooth enamel has changed very little over millions of years — and it is remarkably resistant to shock and wear.
Synthetic tooth enamel may lead to more resilient structures
Quantum limits to heat flow observed at room temperature
Quantum mechanics governs the flow of heat in atoms and Michigan Engineers have directly measured a “quantum of thermal conductance” at room temperature.
A crystal ball for crystal formation
Studying the role of shape in self-assembly came up accidentally as Sharon Glotzer and her colleagues were studying the properties of semiconducting nanoparticles their U-M colleagues produced.
Heat radiates 10,000 times faster at the nanoscale
In a unique ultra-low vibration lab, engineers have, for the first time, measured how heat radiates from one surface to another in a vacuum at distances down to 2 nanometers.