materials

Oct 14, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Study Finds Surface Texture of Gallium Nitride Affects Cell Behavior

Researchers at North Carolina State University have determined that the surface texture of gallium nitride materials can influence the health of nearby cells.

Sep 28, 2016  |  The Abstract

NC State Leads NSF Program to Train Future Leaders at Nexus of Big Data and Materials Science

NC State and NC Central are launching an NSF-funded program to create a new generation of scientists who work at the crossroads of big data and materials science.

Sep 19, 2016  |  The Abstract

Atom Art: Beauty at the Atomic Scale

Nature makes beautiful patterns with atoms.

Sep 13, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

New Technique Integrates Graphene, Graphene Oxide and Reduced Graphene Oxide onto Silicon Chips at Room Temperature

Researchers have developed a technique that allows them to integrate graphene, graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide onto silicon substrates at room temperature by using nanosecond pulsed laser annealing.

Jul 21, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Integration of Novel Materials with Silicon Chips Makes New ‘Smart’ Devices Possible

Researchers have developed a way to integrate novel functional materials onto a computer chip, allowing the creation of new smart devices and systems.

Jul 11, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Develop Faster, Precise Silica Coating Process for Quantum Dot Nanorods

NC State researchers have fine-tuned a technique that enables them to apply precisely controlled silica coatings to quantum dot nanorods in a day – up to 21 times faster than previous methods.

May 10, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Integrate Diamond/Boron Nitride Crystalline Layers for Use in High-Power Devices

NC State researchers have developed a new technique to deposit diamond on the surface of cubic boron nitride, integrating the two materials into a single crystalline structure.

Mar 28, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Metal Foam Protects From Fire and Heat Twice as Well as Plain Metal

Light-weight composite metal foams (CMFs) are significantly more effective at insulating against high heat than the conventional base metals and alloys that they’re made of, such as steel. The CMF is especially promising for use in storing and transporting nuclear material, hazardous materials, explosives and other heat-sensitive materials, as well as for space exploration.

Feb 23, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Can Tune Mechanical Properties of Radiation-Sensitive Material for Biomedical Use

An interdisciplinary team of researchers has developed a composite material that emits light and heat when exposed to specific wavelengths of radiation and that can be customized to have specific mechanical characteristics. The composite holds promise for use in biomedical imaging, drug delivery and therapeutic treatments.

Feb 3, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Discover New Phase of Boron Nitride and a New Way to Create Pure c-BN

NC State researchers have discovered a new phase of the material boron nitride (Q-BN), which has potential applications for both manufacturing tools and electronic displays. The researchers have also developed a new technique for creating cubic boron nitride (c-BN) at ambient temperatures and air pressure, which has a suite of applications, including the development of advanced power grid technologies.