Materials science

Promising technique improves hydrogen production of affordable alternative to platinumOctober 26, 2015

Microwave heat improves nanostructured molybdenum disulfide catalyst's ability to produce hydrogen.

Nano Design Works

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Interfacial Coupling at Multifunctional Oxide Interfaces

Complex oxide materials exhibit a strong interplay between spin, charge, and lattice effects. Coupling between these degrees of freedom leads to a variety of novel electronic and magnetic properties, including magnetic and charge ordered states, superconductivity, colossal magnetoresistance, and a range of electron transport behavior. The possibility of integrating these different properties can be used to motivate the development of new, artificially structured materials systems.

Fiber Characterization and Analysis

Argonne-developed nanofiber assembly characterization software has an intuitive approach of recognizing each fiber when doing its analysis.

The software was developed specifically to analyze images with challenging but common and realistic issues with high reliability and consistency.  Many assemblies that are produced in laboratories and industry are difficult to measure because they often have beads, curved fibers, and varying area density. Many researchers have to deal with measurement difficulties in images and have resulted in manually counting the fibers in each image.