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Waste sulfur put to good use

Sulfur polymers that could replace carbon in plastics

Scientists have enhanced the catalytic activity of plasmonic nanoparticles by finding a way to encapsulate them in a metal-organic framework.

3D-printed materials manufactured quickly and with improved durability and longevity

A ruthenium-based catalyst shows markedly better performance than commercial platinum catalysts at splitting water for hydrogen production.

Researchers have uncovered the mechanisms that lead to improved performance when alkali metal is added to traditional perovskites.

By coating two different fibers with carbon nanotubes, scientists have created a fabric that can regulate the amount of heat passing through it.

Researchers have shown that adding carbon nanotubes to a rubbery polymer semiconductor can increase its carrier mobility.

For the first time, researchers have used block copolymers to produce carbon fibers with uniformly sized and spaced pores for energy storage.

A new 3D printer uses carefully crafted patterns of light to transform gooey liquids into complex solid objects in only a matter of minutes.

Researchers have developed a new oil-based coating for metal that self-heals within seconds when scratched, scraped or cracked.

Researchers have turned graphene oxide into a soft, moldable play dough that can be shaped and reshaped into free-standing 3D structures.

Researchers have created 3D-printed, flexible mesh structures made of silicone that can be controlled with applied magnetic fields.

A new method called thermal scanning probe lithography outperforms standard methods for fabricating metal electrodes on 2D semiconductors.

Researchers have developed a process for growing graphene nanoribbons in both armchair and zig-zag configurations on the same wafer.

Researchers have developed methods for 3D printing piezoelectric materials that can convert stress from any direction into electrical energy.

clusters of gold nanoparticles promise a new way of treating the debilitating neurodegenerative condition Parkinson’s disease

Guided by theoretical calculations, researchers have discovered a new class of promising thermoelectric materials.

Textile researchers have found a simple process for coating silk with ZnO

Using a new theory called stress localization, scientists have created a durable silicone polymer coating capable of repelling ice from any surface.

Structures made from stimuli-responsive materials can determine which of multiple possible actions to take in response to their environment.

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