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The Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials operating under Department of Science and Technology has developed Nano Blitz 3D. Highlights The Nano Blitz 3D is a tool that is used for mapping nano mechanical properties. The tool shall be used to map nano materials such as multi-phase alloys, multi-layered coatings and composites. ..
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Eminent Scientist and Bharat Ratna Prof C.N.R. Rao was awarded 2017 Von Hippel Award, the highest international prize in materials research. He is first Indian and first Asian to win this honour. The award will be presented to Prof Rao for his interdisciplinary contributions to development of novel functional materials, including nanomaterials, graphene, superconductivity, 2D ..
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Scientists from Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have made world’s strongest material graphene commercially more viable by using soybean. They have developed a novel “GraphAir technology” which transforms soybean oil, a renewable, natural material into graphene films in a single step. Background Earlier, graphene was produced in a highly-controlled environment with explosive ..
Scientists have developed novel rubber like material nicknamed ‘thubber’ which has high thermal conductivity and elasticity. It is an electrically insulating composite material that exhibits an unprecedented combination of metal-like thermal conductivity, elasticity similar to soft, biological tissue. Key Facts Thubber consists of a soft elastomer with non-toxic, liquid metal microdroplets suspended within it. This ..
A team of UK-based researchers have identified Hafnium carbide (HfC) as the world’s most heat resistant material. It can withstand record melting point temperatures up to 3958°C (approx 4000°C). New Laser-heating techniques were used to find the temperature at which Tantalum carbide (TaC) and HfC melted, both separately and in mixed compositions. Key Facts Hafnium ..