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Carbon news, November 2018

A new class of carbides containing five different metallic elements are predicted to be among the hardest materials with the highest melting points.

Graphene could make tunable ion filter at a stretch

New simulations suggest that modifying graphene with oxygen-lined pores will allow it to act as a tunable filter for ions in a liquid.

A 3D printing technique can produce intricate structures from a novel, stiff material made from seaweed-derived alginate and graphene oxide.

Physicists have found the first evidence for a 2D material that can become a magnetic topological insulator even when it is not placed in a magnetic field.

By combining epoxy with graphene foam, scientists have produced a stiff, conductive composite material for electronic applications.

Find out the recipients of the 2018 Extreme Mechanics Letters Young Investigator Award.

Scientists have dramatically improved the response of graphene to light by self-assembling a mesh of polymer nanowires that conduct electricity.

Scientists have used a process called ball-milling to help create 3D heterostructures from various 2D transition metal dichalcogenides.

Researchers have found that the 2D material known as MXene could be a good candidate for removing urea from blood in portable dialysis devices.

A novel technique can produce films made from carbon nanotubes and a 2D material called MXene that can block electromagnetic interference.

By adding carbon and nitrogen to manganese, researchers have developed a fuel cell catalyst that is just as effective as platinum but much cheaper.

Scientists have combined silk proteins with carbon nanotubes to produce a composite material for use in flexible electronics and biomedical devices.

Scientists have shown that films of carbon nanotubes can effectively stop dendrites from growing from the anodes in lithium-metal batteries.

Researchers have used a mussel-inspired polymer to produce graphene-based liquid crystalline fibers with impressive mechanical and electrical properties.

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