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Carbon news, April 2017

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Stem cells can be turned into Schwann-like cells by growing them on printed, multi-layer graphene circuits and treating them with electricity.

Scientists have succeeded in coupling together the specific defects in two separate diamonds, which could lead to novel quantum technology.

Scientists have fabricated printed transistors consisting entirely of the layered materials graphene, tungsten diselenide and boron nitride.

A new method can select semiconducting carbon nanotubes from a solution and make them self-assemble on a circuit of gold electrodes.

Scientists have found a way to make graphene with fewer wrinkles, and to iron out those wrinkles that do still appear.

Tuned graphene nanoribbons take a seat.

Injecting charge carriers can promote a chemical reaction that converts a polymer precursor into a graphene nanoribbon.

‘Fuzzy fibers’ of silicon carbide that act like Velcro can strengthen the composites used in advanced rocket engines.

An international consortium are using the world’s most popular soft drink to produce a host of carbon-based storage materials.

Enhanced single-walled carbon nanotubes are more effective at cleaning up contaminated water than conventional materials like silica gel.

A novel carbon nanotube-based electrocatalyst uses just one hundredth of the amount of platinum generally used in electrocatalysts.

For work exploring boron doped diamond as a pH and chlorine sensor for water safety.

Subtle adjustments in the manufacture of a polymer-based carbon sorbent can optimize either carbon capture or methane flow.

Scientists have shown that films of carbon nanotubes can improve the long term stability of perovskite solar cells.

Cutting edge research at the interface between physics and materials science.

By exposing the ceramic silicon nitride to high temperatures and pressures, scientists have managed to make it transparent.

Wide-reaching analysis finds more women in research but physical sciences are lagging behind.

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