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Electronic properties news, July 2016

Scientists have used thin films to integrate functional oxide-based materials with silicon-based computer chips.

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Polymerizedvitamin B2 derivative recharges lithium batteries

A genetically engineered strain of bacteria can spin out extremely thin and highly conductive wires made up of amino acids.

cleaner fuel for transportation using hydrogen fuel from water and better energy storage from zinc batteries

Scientists have produced enhanced 'rivet graphene' by adding carbon nanotubes and carbon spheres encasing iron nanoparticles.

3D paper-based MFC that uses capillary action and so does not need an external power source

An atom-thick membrane made of molybdenum disulphide has helped produce the most effective osmotic power system yet.

Scientists have reported a record thermoelectric performance in rarely-studied bismuth-based Zintl phases.

Cheap wireless smartphone-integrated sensors that detect toxic gas.

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.

Scientists have discovered that the wettability and adhesion of graphene can be controlled by doping it with metals and polymers.

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.

By integrating graphene with two other nanomaterials, scientists have produced a simple, compact and high-speed voltage-controlled oscillator.

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

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

A new silicon-based nanomaterial can be used to stimulate individual nerve cells and manipulate the behavior of muscles and organs.

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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