condensed matter

New Technique Makes Light Metallic Nanofoam

November 02, 2017
A simple method for manufacturing extremely low-density palladium nanofoams could help advance hydrogen storage technologies, reports a new study from researchers in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science.

Magneto-ionics Could Be a New Alternative to Electronics

March 21, 2016
Electronic devices operate, as the name implies, on the movement of electrons. But ions – here atoms with extra electrons and negative charges – can also move in and near interfaces and take part in magnetoelectric effects. Devices based on this “magneto-ionics” principle could use much less energy, and therefore generate less heat, than conventional electronics.