MRS Bulletin Materials News Podcast

MRS Bulletin Materials News Podcast

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Materials News podcast by MRS Bulletin provides breakthrough news & interviews with researchers on the hot topics of 3D bioprinting, artificial intelligence and machine learning, bioelectronics, perovskites, quantum materials, robotics, and synthetic b…


16: Thermoelectrics enables clothes with adjustable temperature
Aug 16 • 5 min
Clothes with personalized heating and cooling is made possible with a novel design of double elastomer layers and high-ZT rigid thermoelectric pillars.
15: 3D stretchable electronics achieves ultrahigh conductivity
Aug 7 • 3 min
3D helical copper micro-interconnects embedded in a rubber substrate results in stretchable electronics that withstand strains of 100% for thousands of cycles.
14: Thin film patterns classified by machine learning
Jul 22 • 4 min
Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) designed to classify nanoparticle orientation in a thin film by learning scattering patterns.
13: Tendril-like robot inspired by plants
Jul 2 • 5 min
This tendril-like soft robot is being designed to explore unknown areas just like a plant does.
12: Europium thwarts reactivity in metal-halide perovskite solar cells
Jun 25 • 1 min
The addition of the rare-earth europium ion pair Eu3+-Eu2+ enables a device power efficiency of 21.52%.
11: Nanoparticle megalibraries enable materials discovery
Jun 12 • 5 min
Megalibraries of nanoparticles speed up the discovery of materials structures with desired properties.
10: Protein-based polymer achieves green electronics
May 7 • 5 min
Silk is used for making flexible, eco-friendly electronics, called “fleco-ionics.”
9: E-skin detects direction of applied pressure
May 3 • 5 min
E-skin covered in sensors can sense force from multiple directions.
8: Ge added to lead-free perovskite improves efficiency
Apr 19 • 1 min
The extremely high oxidation activity of Ge forms an ultrathin, uniform oxide layer that passivates perovskite surfaces, increasing their stability.
7: Synthetic biology exploited to neutralize mustard gas
Apr 12 • 3 min
Protoporphyrin IX tethered inside a highly porous metal-organic framework detoxifies mustard gas.
6: Chlorine boosts efficiency of tandem solar cell
Mar 25 • 1 min
Researchers have made an all-perovskite tandem solar cell with a record high power-conversion efficiency of 21%.
5: Artificial neuron made from VO2
Mar 11 • 4 min
An artificial neuron made from vanadium dioxide precisely mimics the behavior of normal and faulty neurons in the brain. This could have important implications for neuroscience.
4: Can metal-halide perovskite solar cells be used for concentrated PV devices?
Feb 21 • 1 min
Researchers found that the efficiency of their device went up from 21.1% to a peak of 23.6% when simulated sunlight was increased to 14 times the standard irradiance of 1 Sun.
3: 3D-printed implant designed to repair spinal injuries
Feb 13 • 3 min
Using 4 million microscopic mirrors, an implant made to repair spinal cord injuries in rats can be fabricated in a matter of seconds vs hours.
2: Optoelectronic properties of perovskites tunable due to reversible surface relaxation
Jan 25 • 2 min
Researchers reveal what makes properties of two-dimensional perovskites differ at molecularly thin dimensions.
1: How reduced-dimensional metal halide perovskites are formed
Jan 15 • 2 min
Key insights provided into the formation of layered 2D perovskite films known as Ruddlesden-Popper phases.