NECCES Listening to Batteries

Listening to Batteries

Did you know that batteries emit sound as they are charged and discharged?

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Delin at TMS 2022

Delin presents his work on Film-strain engineering of intercalation electrodes at the TMS 2022 conference.

Group Photo TMS 2022

Our research group at TMS 2022 in Anaheim, California


Designing Magnets

USC Viterbi researchers find the key to a longstanding puzzle on how magnetic hysteresis can be dramatically reduced, paving the way for magnet usage in next-generation energy conversion and electronic devices.

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Caltech Seminar

Dr. Renuka Balakrishna presented our group’s research on soft magnets at Caltech’s Mechanical and Civil Engineering seminar series.

MRS Fall 2020

Delin at MRS 2020

Delin Zhang presents his work at the MRS Fall 2020 conference.


Improving Battery Lifespan

USC researchers have applied fundamental mechanics to help increase battery storage capacity and lifespan.

Eschers Solid

Escher’s Solid

Escher’s solid is a polyhedra containing three interpenetrating cubes. This structure appears in many sketches and woodcut prints of the artist M.C.Escher. We are fascinated by this unit cell (it is the first stellation of a rhombic dodecahedron) which on tessellation fills all of 3D space. We generated this image in Mathematica.


Computational Art

Spinodal decomposition occurs when one thermodynamic phase spontaneously separates into two phases. This physical phenomena is commonly observed in metal alloys, polymer solutions, and in material microstructures. We generated this image in mathematica.


Moiré Pattern

A Moiré pattern results when a set of straight or curved lines are superposed onto one another. It’s commonly observed in 2D materials, such as graphene layers placed on one on top of another, and is hypothesized to play a role in dramatic changes to the materials physical properties (e.g., conductivity and optical properties). We generated this image in Mathematica.