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Glasses strong as steel: A fast way to find the best 05.07.2014

The development of high-throughput methods paired with combinatorial synthesis has enabled the Schroers Lab to rapidly develop metallic glass. The work is also highlighted in Nature Material NEWS AND VIEWS Read full article

The OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean Platinum uses a metallic glass which has been developed by Professor Schroers 02.04.2014

The OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean Platinum uses a metallic glass which has been developed by Professor Schroers Read more: http://www.omegawatches.com/news/local-news/news-local-detail/2512

Yale: Playing with glass safely — and making it stronger 07.20.2013

Researchers at Yale have developed a way to alter the microanatomy of glass and measure how the changes affect the material’s overall character — offering new possibilities for tailoring glass with unusual strength and flexibility. ….. Playing with glass safely … Read Full Article »

Bulk metallic glass micro fuel cell 07.19.2013

Utilizing our expertise in processing of metallic glasses, we fabricated a bulk metallic glass miniature fuel cell in collaboration with Andre Taylor’s group at Yale. The Pt–BMG electrode with high catalytic activity takes advantage of multi-length scale thermoplastic forming to … Read Full Article »

Advanced Functional Materials: Palladium-rich nanostructures with widely different morphologies are obtained by electrochemical processing of a nickel-palladium metallic glass 06.04.2013

Palladium-rich nanostructures with widely different morphologies are obtained by electrochemical processing of a nickel-palladium metallic glass. We showed that starting with a homogeneous and isotropic amorphous surface, the morphology and chemistry can be controlled through the magnitude of the electrochemical … Read Full Article »

Jan Schroers delivers Hauptvortrag (Plenary Talk) on “Materials Science of Complex Materials: at the German Physical Society Annual Meeting in Regensburg 04.02.2013

The conference is visited by about 6000 participants and during the Hauptvortrag there are no parallel sessions in the broad topic field of materials physics.

Bulk Metallic Glasses- Physics Today 03.12.2013

Materials scientists have long known how to make disordered solids, or glasses, from polymers, organics, and other chemical compounds, but only recently have they learned to do so with metals. Known as bulk metallic glasses, the new materials are prized … Read Full Article »

In probing mysteries of glass, researchers find a key to toughness 03.08.2013

In a paper published online Feb. 26 in the journal Nature Communications, Schroers Lab and collaborators propose a way of predicting whether a given glass will be brittle or ductile — a desirable property typically associated with metals like steel or … Read Full Article »

Schroers Lab Graduate Student Wins Award 12.19.2012

Baran Sarac, a Ph.D student in Schroers Lab received the 2012 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Best Poster Award for his work on “Designing Tensile Ductility in BMGs through Artificial Microstructures.” Baran’s poster was selected from among 2,000 entries presented at … Read Full Article »

Micro fuel cells made of glass — power for your iPad? 11.30.2012

A group of engineers (Jan Schroers, André D. Taylor, Forrest Gittleson, Nathan Hardesty-Dyck, and Sundeep Mukherjee of Yale; Golden Kumar of Texas Tech University; and Marcelo Carmo of the Institute of Energy and Climate Research (Germany) have developed a new … Read Full Article »

Schroers Lab student, Pascal Neibecker wins prestigious award 08.20.2012

At the 62nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, Schroers Lab student Pascal Neibecker presented to an audience of 27 nobel laureates. Pascal won the highly competitive young scientist award based on work that he carried out with Golden Kumar in 2011 at Schroers Lab. … Read Full Article »

Honeycomb Structures of Bulk Metallic Glasses covered as a Frontispiece in the August edition of Advanced Functional Materials 08.13.2012

Graduate student Baran Sarac’s work is covered as a Frontispiece in the August edition of Advanced Functional Materials. It shows that the mechanical behavior of honeycombs made from metallic glass can be tailored from brittle to ductile by the ratio … Read Full Article »

One of the 25 Hottest Articles on Science Direct 04.05.2012

Materialstoday.com profiled Thermoplastic Blow Molding of Metals as one of the hottest articles on Science Direct. http://www.materialstoday.com/25-hottest-articles/

Hands-On Chance For Nano Newbies 03.21.2012

As part of NanoDays 2012, a broad program to engage the public about the promise, and potential perils, of nanotechnology, Jan Schroers will speak about his work and give a hands-on demonstration. http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/hands-on_chance_for_nano_newbies/id_45435

Schroers Lab is Featured in One of the Ten Top Yale Stories in Science and Health News 01.04.2012

In a Yale 2011 retrospective, Schroers Lab is featured in one of the ten top stories in Science and Health News. Read full article

$13 Million NSF Grant Establishes a Center of Excellence for Materials Research and Innovation at Yale and Southern Connecticut State University 09.09.2011

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $13 million grant to Yale University and Southern Connecticut State University to establish a Center of Excellence for Materials Research and Innovation also known as a Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC). … Read Full Article »

New Haven Independent: Yale-Hatched Nanowires Could Make A Better Battery 04.14.2011

Jan Schroers and Andre Taylor are using microscopic wires made of “bulk metallic glass”—a platinum alloy—to make fuel cells work better. Their paper on the fuel cell is on the cover of this month’s ACS Nano, a scientific journal. Yale-Hatched … Read Full Article »

Best in Packaging: Blow Moulding Metal Bottles – A New Era for Metal Packaging 04.03.2011

Recently a Yale University research group has blow moulded a recently developed alloy of bulk metal glasses (BMG). By blow moulding the BMGs, the team was able to perform shaping, joining and finishing in one step that took less than … Read Full Article »

Science Daily: Novel Nanowires Boost Fuel Cell Efficiency 04.01.2011

Now a team of engineers at the Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science has created a new fuel cell catalyst system using nanowires made of a novel material that boosts long-term performance by 2.4 times compared to today’s technology. … Read Full Article »

Der Spiegel: Härter als Stahl, weich wie Plastik 03.14.2011

Eine an Alchemie grenzende Leistung ist Experten von der Yale University in New Haven gelungen. Sie haben ein Verfahren ersonnen, mit dem sich eine kürzlich entwickelte Metalllegierung, die doppelt so hart ist wie herkömmlicher Stahl, ähnlich einfach in Form bringen … Read Full Article »

Wired UK: New alloys are as mouldable as plastic and stronger than steel 03.02.2011

Material scientists at Yale University have developed metal alloys that are easily mouldable and yet stronger than steel. The new materials cost around the same as high-end steel, but can be processed as cheaply as plastic. New alloys are as … Read Full Article »

POPSCI: Researchers Create Moldable Metals That Are Stronger Than Steel 03.01.2011

Plastics are great because they are so easily moldable into just about anything, but that manipulability also often introduces a degree of fragility as well. For high strength and durability, what you really want is a metal alloy of some … Read Full Article »

Gizmag: New material combines the strength of steel and the moldability of plastic 03.01.2011

Scientists at Yale University have done what materials scientists have been trying to do for decades – create a material that boasts the look, strength and durability of metal that can be molded into complex shapes as simply and cheaply … Read Full Article »

Science Daily: Stronger Than Steel, Novel Metals Are as Moldable as Plastic 02.28.2011

Now a team led by Jan Schroers, a materials scientist at Yale University, has shown that some recently developed bulk metallic glasses (BMGs)-metal alloys that have randomly arranged atoms as opposed to the orderly, crystalline structure found in ordinary metals-can … Read Full Article »

Yale: Stronger Than Steel, Novel Metals Are Moldable as Plastic 02.28.2011

New Haven, Conn. — Imagine a material that’s stronger than steel, but just as versatile as plastic, able to take on a seemingly endless variety of forms. For decades, materials scientists have been trying to come up with just such … Read Full Article »

Futurity: ‘Liquid’ metals could pave way for nano-scale chips 03.18.2009

While ‘plastics’ was the catchword of the 1960s, says study author Jan Schroers of the Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science, “we think ‘BMGs’ will be the buzz-word for the coming decade.” ‘Liquid’ metals could pave way for nano-scale … Read Full Article »

Nature: Making the paper, Jan Schroers 02.12.2009

Metallic glasses remove a barrier to moulding tiny components Nanotechnology promises to transform industries as diverse as biomedicine, computing and optics, but crafting tiny components has proved challenging. One difficulty has been finding a low-cost, durable means of moulding features … Read Full Article »

Physics World: Going for Gold 08.09.2005

Researchers in the US have developed a new 18-carat gold alloy that could replace existing alloys in a variety of jewellery, dental, medical and electronic applications. The new alloy developed by Jan Schroers and colleagues at the California Institute of … Read Full Article »

New Scientist: Metallic glass: A drop of the hard stuff 04.05.2005

Metallic glass sounds like an oxymoron, and in a way it is. It describes a metal alloy with a chaotic structure. While metal atoms normally arrange themselves in ordered arrays, or crystals, the atoms in a metallic glass are a … Read Full Article »

Wired: New Metal That’s Full of Holes 09.16.2003

Caltech researchers have made a metallic glass-based foam that is stronger than traditional metal alloys, providing industry with a revolutionary lightweight material. New Metal That’s Full of Holes

Small cover, June 2013

Small cover, June 2013

AFM cover, June 2013

AFM cover, June 2013

Physics Today Cover

Physics Today Cover, February 2013

AFM Frontispiece, August 2012

AFM Frontispiece, August 2012

ACSNano Cover, April 2011

ACSNano Cover, April 2011

JOM Cover, September 2009

JOM Cover, September 2009

APL Foam Cover, January 2003

APL Foam Cover

“Various parts (nano-molds, nano-wires, gears, membrane, scalpels, and tweezers) fabricated by molding of metallic glass over wide range of length scales—from 13 nm to several millimeters.” (Credit: Kumar/Schroers/Yale University)

“Various parts (nano-molds, nano-wires, gears, membrane, scalpels, and tweezers) fabricated by molding of metallic glass over wide range of length scales—from 13 nm to several millimeters.” (Credit: Kumar/Schroers/Yale University)

Yale's Jan Schroers and his team have developed metal alloys that retain their strength while being as moldable as plastics.

Yale's Jan Schroers and his team have developed metal alloys that retain their strength while being as moldable as plastics.

Dr. Jan Schroers

Dr. Jan Schroers

Taylor and Schroers engineered nanowires out of a novel material called bulk metallic glass in order to make fuel cell catalyst systems more durable and efficient. (Credit: Golden Kumar and Miriam Schroers)

Taylor and Schroers engineered nanowires out of a novel material called bulk metallic glass in order to make fuel cell catalyst systems more durable and efficient. (Credit: Golden Kumar and Miriam Schroers)