Carbon news, May 2018

New electronic textiles can take the heat

Pyroprotein-based electronic textiles are durable and simple to make for applications such as energy harvesting.

Compressing layers of boron nitride and graphene can enhance graphene's band gap, bringing it one step closer to becoming a viable semiconductor.

Adding salt to a metal-organic framework and then baking it at a high temperature can produce an intricate carbon-based structure.

A novel method for producing disperse carbon nanotubes at high concentrations can create a gel, paste and kneadable dough.

Holey graphene for more efficient hydrogen production with cheaper metals.

Combining nanodiamonds with 2D molybdenum disulfide layers creates onion-like carbon that can act as a dry lubricant.

Combination of sulfolane and a metal salt makes a stable electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries that overcomes shortcomings of conventional electrolytes.

Giant photo-effect in graphene decorated with Pt nanoparticles boosts proton transport and hydrogen generation.

The Acta Journals are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Reviewer awards for excellence in reviewing in 2017.

New soft, smart glucose detectors can by monitor glucose levels directly and in real-time in tears and sweat.

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