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Using a database of materials, scientists have quantified the thermodynamic scale of metastability for almost 30,000 known materials.

Scientists have come up with a new way to produce two-dimensional nanomaterials by dissolving layered materials in liquids.

Carbon nanotubes promise electronic devices of the future that could outperform Si and GaAs technologies.

Scientists have synthesized a novel carbon material by using high pressures – rather than high temperatures – to initiate chemical reactions.

The discovery of a strong interaction between light and matter in semiconducting carbon nanotubes could lead to their use in electrically-pumped lasers.

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Water flow in CNTs is almost frictionless.

Using a novel nanomechanical platform, scientists have discovered that the 2D material molybdenum diselenide is far more brittle than graphene.

By finding a way to sandwich two types of perovskite into a single photovoltaic cell, scientists have achieved a conversion efficiency of 21.7%.

Scientists have managed to create an ultra-strong material by 'fusing' together multiwall carbon nanotubes.

A new method uses graphene templates to make ultrathin metal oxide sheets containing intricate wrinkle and crumple patterns.

Hydrogenation proceeds differently over single-layer graphene compared with few-layer graphene, and also requires defects or edges.

Engineers have developed a magnetic ink that can be used to make self-healing batteries, electrochemical sensors and textile-based circuits.

High pressures applied by a novel nanocrystalline-diamond anvil could lead to the creation of as yet unknown new materials.

Nanostructured catalysts boosts conversion of greenhouse gas to fuel.

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A catalyst comprising copper nanoparticles embedded in carbon spikes can convert carbon dioxide directly into ethanol.

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A novel simulation technique can predict the defects in 2D materials caused by bombardment with noble gas ions.

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