Polymorph selection during crystal growth can be thermodynamically driven

Technology is getting smaller―which is good news.

The ability to fabricate materials with optical, electrical, and mechanical properties out of very small particles could have far-reaching applications. For example, micro-particles grafted with DNA can be used in medicine for better sensing, imaging, and treatment delivery. An improved understanding of how these materials behave could lead to fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, among other applications.

A promising new solar-powered path to hydrogen fuel production

Lehigh engineers are the first to utilize a single enzyme biomineralization process to create a catalyst that uses the energy of captured sunlight to split water molecules to produce hydrogen. The synthesis process is performed at room temperature and under ambient pressure, overcoming the sustainability and scalability challenges of previously reported methods.

Martin Takac: Big Data and artificial intelligence

ISE Assistant Professor Martin Takáč recently gave a talk on current trends in Big Data and artificial intelligence at the Center for Scientific and Technical Information in Bratislava, Slovakia. In addition to the talk, Takac was interviewed by national TV stations about AI and its impact on the future.