MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Resonance: Keizo Myochin
the department of materials science and engineering is honored to present the work of 53rd-generation blacksmith keizo myochin. this lecture will be held on monday, march 2, at 6 pm in room 32-123. keizo myochin will discuss the forging process behind the myochin hibashi, use of tamahagane (jewel steel), and the unique acoustical properties of the hibashi, which sony, seiko, and composer isao tomita have utilized.
Enhancing cancer immunotherapy with nanomedicine
professor darrell irving has a new paper published in nature on using nanomaterials to enhance immune-system treatments of cancer. the team of researchers discuss how nanomedicine-based treatment strategies are well suited to immunotherapy on the basis of nanomaterials’ ability to direct immunomodulators to tumours and lymphoid organs, to alter the way biologics engage with target immune cells and to accumulate in myeloid cells in tumours and systemic compartments.
New technique may be key to producing stretchy electronics
双色球走势图最近17500期a new process developed by jeehwan kim and other mit engineers could be the key to manufacturing flexible electronics with multiple functionalities in a cost-effective way. the process, called "remote epitaxy," involves growing thin films of semiconducting material on a large, thick wafer of the same material, which is covered in an intermediate layer of graphene.
New electrode design may lead to more powerful batteries
new research from professor ju li's lab could lead to batteries that can pack more power per pound and last longer, based on the long-sought goal of using pure lithium metal as one of the battery’s two electrodes, the anode. the team's new system could lead to safe anodes that are much lighter than their conventional counterparts.
Researchers discover a new way to control infrared light
a team of researchers at mit lincoln laboratory, together with professor jj hu and grad students from dmse, is devising a way to control infrared light by using phase-change materials instead of moving parts. these materials have the ability to change their optical properties when energy is added to them. the team successfully controlled infrared light in multiple systems by using a new class of phase-change material containing the elements germanium, antimony, selenium, and tellurium, collectively known as gsst.
Developing new ways to advance copper production
copper and sulfur are two products of a new electrochemical process that the allanore group has proposed, which converts natural sulfide minerals into liquid copper and elemental sulfur. copper is the backbone of the electronic area we live in, and is predicted to support the deployment of sustainable power generation. sulfur is an essential chemical element, source of power, acids or sulfates such as used in agriculture.
Imitating mussels to create strong hydrogels
mit researchers have found a way to create strong, flexible threads by imitating the natural ability of mussels. during the 2019 materials research society fall meeting, grad student sean cazzell presented his and professor niels holten-andersen's findings, which could potentially have use in advanced 3d printing of synthetic tissues and other biomedical applications.