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By shining laser light onto an impure crystal, researchers were able to cool a semiconductor cantilever to at least 20°C below room temperature.

Smart medicines could generate drugs and imaging agents when they come into contact with diseased tissues

Embedding metallic nanoparticles inside ceramics could be key to exploiting their commercial potential in many applications

A light-powered metal catalyst, comprising tiny spheres of aluminum dotted with specks of palladium, can break the strong chemical bonds in fluorocarbons.

By adding fluorine to a commercially available liquid electrolyte, researchers have boosted its stability and performance in lithium-metal batteries.

Materials called metal-organic frameworks can be spun into fibres to filter particulate pollutants from air

Researchers have developed a family of polymer materials that come alive when hit with light – bending, rotating and even crawling on surfaces.

By taking advantage of the strength of graphene, researchers have doubled the toughness of a ceramic material used to make solid electrolytes.

Researchers have developed a portable pyroelectric technology that generates electricity from the catalytic combustion of methanol.

By tuning the assembly process of bottlebrush-shaped polymers, a new 3D printing process can produce multiple colors from a single ink.

New structural supercapacitor electrode produced from nanofiber materials

new reaction process uses light to trigger the growth of polymer layers on a metal nanoparticle

Polymer coating could help biomedical devices and crop sprays

Natural multifunctional green composite coating improves on conventional coatings

New polymer materials for 3D printing can switch between different shapes in response to changes in temperature, electric current or stress.

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