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By controlling how nanoparticles self-assemble at three different length scales, scientists have produced a tough and strong polymer nanocomposite.

Computer simulations have revealed how a new electrocatalyst comprising nickel nano-islands on platinum can be both active and stable.

Researchers have found a way to make deformable, heat-resistant sponge-like materials from nanoscale ceramic fibers.

Materials scientists have resurrected and improved an online cookbook of crystalline structures.

A combination of C60, graphene and hexagonal boron nitride has similar properties to silicon but better chemical stability, lightness and flexibility.

A new spectroscopy method can monitor the effects of radiation on materials in real time, including changes in thermal and mechanical properties.

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Using uranium atoms and organic linkers, scientists have built the lowest-density metal-organic framework ever made.

The efficiency of a perovskite solar cell with water-repelling layers increases when it self-organizes to stand on edge.

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A new nanocatalyst made from an alloy of platinum and yttrium can greatly reduce the amount of platinum required in fuel cells.

By applying hydrocarbon molecules with two different magnetic centers to a gold surface, scientists have produced the first 2D ferrimagnet.

Electrodes consisting of nanoparticles tethered to the surface of a charge collector using short organic conductors could revolutionize energy storage.

Complex three-dimensional Meccano-like constructions can be built from nanoparticles via a condensation process.

Gleb Yushin has been named as a finalist in the 2017 Blavatnik National Awards.

Scientists have have created self-assembling molecules that can be broken down by ultraviolet light to recombine into novel macroscopic shapes.

A material comprising titanium oxide molecules on a porous spherical surface can improve the efficiency of sulphur-based cathodes.

Oxide materials that can both bend and 'breathe' in high temperatures.

Adding different gases to a novel way for making graphene can make the material superhydrophobic or superhydrophilic.

A novel silicon nanoparticle composite material for battery anodes could lead to more reliable and longer-lasting batteries.

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