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A novel composite material based on a metal-organic framework that can destroy toxic nerve agents has been integrated with textile fibers.

A new method for growing thin layers of the semiconductor gallium nitride can produce high-power transistors.

Second-order nonlinear optical effects can be induced in a titanium dioxide slab by covering it in gold triangles.

Scientists have found a way to study the structure and properties of the underside of a freestanding complex oxide thin film.

By using aqueous electrolytes with a novel electrode, researchers have been able to produce a safe, cost-efficient battery that still performs well.

Droplets containing chain-like liquid crystal molecules with different lengths can transform into complex shapes when the temperature drops.

A novel polymer sponge covered in nanocrystalline silicon can remove over 90% of oil microdroplets from wastewater within 10 minutes.

nanocrystal core-shell catalyst for fuel cells uses less Pt but drives the oxygen reduction reaction more efficiently and is more durable

2019 Materials Today Innovation Award recognizes the development of high-quality growth methods for III-V compound semiconductor materials

A novel polymer can quickly transform from a thermal conductor to an insulator, and back again, in response to temperature changes.

Turning natural atomic flaws inside diamond anvils into quantum sensors offers a novel way to study the effects of pressure on materials.

A study into the synthesis of cathode materials for high-energy lithium-ion batteries has unexpectedly revealed why these materials degrade during use.

Defects in the crystalline lattice of lithium-ion battery cathodes can speed up the rate of charge and discharge by forcing lithium ions to take detours.

Using a novel detwinning technique, researchers have been able to produce a map of the electronic states in the superconductor iron selenide.

A novel design strategy for identifying new materials exhibiting a metal-insulator transition has led to the discovery of molybdenum oxynitride.

Using an electron microscope, researchers have, for the first time, seen atomic scale defects that dictate the properties of a promising semiconductor.

Researchers have developed a new copper-titanium alloy for 3D printing that is much less prone to cracking or distortion than other titanium alloys.

Lab-grown mini-tumours with a network of functioning blood vessels will assist understanding of cancer and drug testing

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