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Characterization news, August 2016

Tiny balloons made from graphene can withstand pressures higher than those at the bottom of the deepest ocean.

Windows made of transparent wood could offer more even and consistent natural lighting and better energy efficiency than glass.

Using atomic force microscopy, scientists have discovered that graphene nanoribbons naturally form folds and loops in solution.

Using a roll-to-roll processing method, researchers have produced polymer-based solar cells with a conversion efficiency of more than 9.5%.

Scientists have managed to elucidate the structure of two metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) with neon gas captured inside them.

New superlenses made from titanium dioxide nanoparticles can reveal surface features not previously visible through a light microscope.

Jing-yang Wang is the recipient of the 2017 Acta Materialia Silver Medal.

John J. Jonas receives the 2017 Acta Materialia Gold Medal.

A new imaging technique can produce 3D chemical maps that track chemical reactions in a battery as it charges and discharges.

Glasses based on calcium and phosphate have been synthesized using soft chemistry at low temperatures with water as a solvent.

Researchers have 3D laser lithography to produce atomic force microscopy probes of any shape and with a radius down to just 25nm.

Microscopic voids and particles of calcium hydroxide play an important role in in giving concrete its strength and toughness.

Scientists have found a way to direct the self-assembly of multiple molecular patterns within a single material, producing new nanoscale architectures.

Submit your abstract for the Fifth International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials from the 6 to 10 March 2017.

Scientists have discovered the optimum amount of selenium to add to cadmium-telluride solar cells to enhance their efficiency.

Using advanced microscopy techniques, scientists have visualized the charge/discharge reaction in lithium-ion batteries in real-time.

Temperature could hold the key to growing carbon nanotubes of a particular chirality or 'handedness'

Electrons travelling though graphene do not behave like particles but like a wave

Dr. Warren Poole wins the 2017 Acta Materialia Holloman Award for Materials & Society.

Scientists have engineered biodegradable silicon nanoparticles that when illuminated can make nerve cells fire and heart cells beat.

Gold nanowires heat up a bit when illuminated by a laser at room temperature, but heat up far more when illuminated at ultracold conditions.

Treating the biopolymer polylactic acid at various temperatures and pressures can induce a new, more robust polymer phase in the material.

Scientists have discovered that nitrogen-doped graphene can greatly enhance the sensitivity of Raman spectroscopy.

By firing a plastic projectile into silicon at 12,000mph, scientists have been able to watch pressure-induced changes in crystal structure in real time.

The discovery that spider silk has a phonon band gap could lead to the development of novel acoustic and insulating materials.

Researchers have produced a new class of materials called sodium polyhydrides, which could possess superconducting properties.

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