Better, Faster, Stronger: Building Batteries That Don’t Go Boom

Lithium ion batteries hold incredible promise for improved storage capacity, but they are volatile. Much of the problem arises from the use of flammable liquid electrolyte inside the battery. One approach is to use a non-flammable solid electrolyte together with a lithium metal electrode.

Materials Science to Empower Quantum Information Technologies

Quantum materials have exotic physical properties that arise from quantum mechanical or topological properties of their electrons. These materials display novel surface properties, magnetic effects, and optical properties, and are expected to lead to, for example, qubits with enhanced coherence times and sensors with unprecedented accuracy.

2018 MRS Communications Lecture: The electronic wonders of melanin

We are delighted to announce to Clara Santato, Polytechnique Montréal, has been awarded the 2018 MRS Communications Lecture.

2017 JMR Paper of the Year: New model could make metal alloys even stronger

The Journal of Materials Research Paper of the Year recognizes excellence in advancing materials knowledge through written scholarship. The 2017 JMR Paper of the Year has been awarded to Arvind Kalidindi and Christopher A.…

Artificial Intelligence for Materials

The materials community is just beginning to utilize Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in the research process, and it is already clear that this represents a potentially game changing method to accelerate materials development.

Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen and Oxygen Evolution

Hydrogen is one of the most valuable energy carriers and a clean and renewable energy supply. Electrolysis of water, that is, water splitting into hydrogen and oxygen gases under an electrical bias, offers a near-term and long-term solution for the production of hydrogen gas as fuel and for chemical products with large-scale capability.

New MRS Award in renewable energy technology

MRS Nelson Buck Robinson Science and Technology Award for Renewable Energy - for early-career researchers announced

Hydrogen: fuel of the future?

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. And as the race to find energy sources to replace our dwindling fossil fuel supplies continues, hydrogen is likely to play a crucial role.