How Long Does a Neutron Live?

Particles called neutrons are typically very content inside atoms. They stick around for billions of years and longer inside some of the atoms that make up matter in our universe. But when neutrons are free and floating alone outside of an atom, they start to decay into protons and other Read More


Pablo Jarillo-Herrero receives Max Planck-Humboldt Research Award

October 12, 2021 MIT 0

Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics at MIT, has received the 2021 Max Planck-Humboldt Research Award from the Max Planck Society and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for his work on two-dimensional quantum materials. In 2018, Jarillo-Herrero’s research group discovered that by rotating two layers of Read More


Corrosion can improve materials’ durability

October 11, 2021 Cornell University 0

When it comes to the integrity of structural alloys, a little corrosion may sometimes be a good thing. Cornell researchers used advanced atomic modeling to explore the ways environment can influence the growth of cracks in alloys such as aluminum and steel – knowledge that could help engineers better predict, Read More


Three A&S professors honored with national chemistry awards

October 5, 2021 Cornell University 0

Three faculty members in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology in the College of Arts & Sciences have been honored with national awards. Song Lin, Howard Milstein Faculty Fellow and associate professor of chemistry, received the National Fresenius Award from Phi Lambda Upsilon, the national chemistry honor society. The American Read More


Combustion creates braille display for electronics

October 5, 2021 Cornell University 0

Imagine an iPad or a Kindle for the blind, with inflatable braille that changes shape under a user’s touch. A Cornell-led collaboration has made a crucial component for such a technology: a haptic array of densely packed actuators that cause silicone membrane “dots” to pop up when triggered by combustion. Read More


A&S dean featured in PBS/BBC documentary

September 28, 2021 Cornell University 0

Astronomer Ray Jayawardhana, the Harold Tanner Dean of Arts and Sciences, is featured in the new PBS NOVA/BBC documentary on neutrinos, “Particles Unknown,” airing Oct. 6. Throughout “Particles Unknown,” Jayawardhana offers “his insight into the nature of neutrinos, their importance in the universe and how scientists have battled against the Read More