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In some water-splitting catalysts, oxygen comes from within the catalyst material itself, as well as from the surrounding water molecules.

Placing cones that act as nano-chimneys between graphene and carbon nanotubes could enhance heat dissipation from nano-electronics.

A new one-dimensional, core-shell-type crystalline wire made from organic-inorganic hybrid materials can emit light efficiently.

Submissions for the 8th annual Reaxys PhD Prize are now open.

Researchers have been able to create a high-pressure form of germanium, known as ST12, in a large enough sample size to confirm its characteristics.

Scientists have used tiny diamonds known as use diamondoids to assemble atoms into the thinnest possible electrical wires, just three atoms wide.

Christopher Hutchinson and Tadashi Furuhara join the Acta Journals.

A novel self-assembly technique can create multilayer, multi-patterned 3D nanoscale structures with unprecedented complexity.

Enjoy free access to the anniversary special issue of Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science.

Sodium-embedded carbon nanowalls make highly effective electrodes in electronic devices such as solar cells and supercapacitors.

Scientists have developed a novel solid-state battery by placing ultra-thin aluminum oxide between lithium electrodes and a solid garnet electrolyte.

Nitrogen-doped graphene quantum dots can convert carbon dioxide into complex hydrocarbons like ethylene and ethanol.

Insight into the friction in layered graphene.

Using a computational model, scientists have identified 21 solid electrolytes that could replace the volatile liquids used in rechargeable batteries.

A new magnetoelectric multiferroic material still possesses coupled magnetic and electrical properties at room temperature.

A new perspective article reviews the state-of-the-art of autonomous polymers and lays out future directions for the field.

Researchers have shown how a molecular cap can trap potentially harmful emissions within MOFs.

Scientists have chemically-modified sawdust to make it oil-attracting and buoyant, and thus ideal for cleaning up oil spills in the Arctic.

New high-precision sensor measures changes in magnetic fields.

Hexavalent nitrogen compounds a possibility.

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