Material Industry Notion
Millions of new materials discovered with deep learning
We share the discovery of 2.2 million new crystals – equivalent to nearly 800 years’ worth of knowledge. We introduce Graph Networks for Materials Exploration (GNoME), our new deep learning tool that dramatically increases the speed and efficiency of discovery by predicting the stability of new materials.
First material found to "remember" its own history
Researchers at EPFL have discovered a material that seems to be able to "remember" all of its past encounters with stimuli, such as electrical currents. The compound could come in handy for better data storage and processing. The material in question is vanadium dioxide (VO 2), and it's already known to have some intriguing properties.
"Impossible" 2D material is light as plastic and stronger than steel
Engineers at MIT have developed a new ultrathin material that's as light as plastic but stronger than steel. The durable material could be used in vehicles or electronics, and makes use of a manufacturing technique that was previously thought impossible.