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March 07, 2019

“Meta-Mirror” Reflects Sound Waves in Any Direction

New device perfectly controls the angle of reflection of sound waves

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February 15, 2019

Researchers Discover Anti-Laser Masquerading as Perfect Absorber

With a tweak of only 0.3 millimeters, a material designed to absorb all light of a specific color demands the waves be synchronized as well

Cate Brinson, the Sharon C and Harold L Yoh III Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

February 13, 2019

Liberating Data to Discover New Polymer Nanocomposites and Metamaterials

New $5 million project aims to build an organized, searchable framework complete with analytical and predictive tools for materials discovery

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January 24, 2019

Multicolor Holography Technology Could Enable Extremely Compact 3D Displays

Lens-free holography method could bring color 3D displays to augmented reality glasses and smartphones

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November 28, 2018

Seven Duke Engineers Named to 2018 Highly Cited Researchers List

Duke Engineering can claim seven of its faculty members as the most influential researchers in the world

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November 26, 2018

Disordered Materials Could Be Hardest, Most Heat-Tolerant Ever

Computational simulations predict new class of carbides that could disrupt industries from machinery to aerospace

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November 01, 2018

Atomic Path from Insulator to Metal Messier than Thought

Utrafast view of atomic motions in vanadium dioxide lays groundwork for advances in computer hardware

The partially ordered protein forms a stable, porous scaffold that can rapidly integrate into tissue and promote the formation of blood vessels.

October 15, 2018

Biomaterials with "Frankenstein Proteins" Help Heal Tissue

Biomaterial that solidifies at body temperature integrates into wounds to help cells grow

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October 08, 2018

Supercomputer Predicts Optical and Thermal Properties of Complex Hybrid Materials

Computational models of layered hybrid perovskites open new material design space for light-based applications such as LEDs and water purification

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October 08, 2018

Copper Ions Flow Like Liquid through the Frozen Atomic Network of a Crystal

Atomic insights into superionic crystals could lead to safer, more efficient rechargeable batteries

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