Tag: Materials

Making Self-Healing Materials with 4D Printing

3D printing is already an incredibly futuristic technology. But now there’s a new step beyond that: 4D printing! Let’s learn about a new material that can be 3D printed and change over time, even healing itself when it’s damaged!

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Making a Rainbow with Water Drops!

Beautiful colors are all around us in nature. But how do we recreate all these colors in the lab without complicated dyes and pigments? Let’s learn about a new way to observe colors using only light and tiny droplets!

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Newspaper reel printing of perovskite solar cells

Bridging the gap between laboratory scale breakthroughs and commercial production is often challenging. Find out how researchers are taking steps to making high-efficiency and inexpensive perovskite solar cells with mass production roll-to-roll printing techniques.

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Skeletons tell Stories– Chemistry of the burned bones!

Happy Halloween Everyone! In this article, we are going to honor the dead and discuss their stories and also learn to communicate with them using analytical chemistry techniques. Explore with me the power of infrared spectroscopy and walk down the memory lane with the skeletons!

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Charges that challenge scientists!

Rub a ruler with a wool and hold it towards paper bits, then you’d find the ruler attracts papers. This may sound a common sense to you – the two surfaces have opposite charges.
But now, researchers find that not all materials behave the same and the reason is still a mystery.
Let’s take a look at the charges that challenges scientists!

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Recyclable plastics help save Earth!

Given our current rate of plastic consumption and generation, can our planet win over plastic? Can we save our planet and still use plastic? In this article, discover how chemists at Colorado State University have synthesized a new kind of plastic that can be recycled infinitely without losing its functionality!

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