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Characterization news, July 2016

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freshly made stacks of a few graphene oxide sheets are excreted quickly and efficiently from the body

Novel lipid-like peptoids can spontaneously form a membrane with similar properties to cell membranes found in nature.

Scientists have combined graphene with molybdenum disulfide to create an atomically-thin transistor.

Using rod-shaped bacteria to introduce nanoscale wrinkles into graphene causes it to conduct electrons differently in perpendicular directions.

Treating lithium-rich cathode materials with carbon dioxide to create surface oxygen vacancies can improve their energy storage capacity.

Scientists have developed a new method for determining how well artificial photosynthesis materials will weather harsh environments.

A new 2D layered perovskite has outstanding stability and more than triple the power conversion efficiency of previous versions.

Scientists have studied the pangolin to learn the secrets of its protective outer armor.

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Scientists have found a huge difference in energy conversion efficiency between different facets on individual perovskite crystal grains.

Scientists have discovered the cause of a ‘traffic jam’ of ions that can slow down the charging and discharging of lithium-ion batteries.

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