A Week in Review: 7/27/14 – 8/2/14

July 29, 2014

A new way to make microstructured surfaces
A team of researchers has created a new way of manufacturing microstructured surfaces that have novel three-dimensional textures. These surfaces, made by self-assembly of carbon nanotubes, could exhibit a variety of useful properties — including controllable mechanical stiffness and strength, or the ability to repel water in a certain direction.

A Week in Review: 8/11/13 – 8/17/13

August 12, 2013

Building stronger multifunctional composites
Carbon nanotube deicing technologies developed at MIT could be in flight tests as early as next year

August 13, 2013

Plastic Solar Cells’ New Design Promises Bright Future
Unprecedented fill factors of 80 percent come close to that of silicon solar cells

Infrared technology
UD-led breakthrough may advance development of mid-infrared light sources, lasers

August 15, 2013

Rice technique expands options for molecular imaging
One-of-a-kind spectrometer reads vibrations between atoms to find structures of molecules
A Rice University laboratory has improved upon its ability to determine molecular structures in three dimensions in ways that challenge long-used standards.