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By adding sodium to a lead-free all-inorganic perovskite, physicists have produced a single material that can produce white light.

Scientists have developed a liquid crystal elastomer with auxetic properties, meaning it gets thicker when stretched.

Multiferroics and topological materials have produced a new energy-efficient transistor called a magneto-electric spin-orbit (MESO) device.

bridging the gaps between aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes with metal atoms boosts electrical conductivity in a new direction

Nanoantibiotics could provide new ways of treating drug-resistant 'superbugs' and reducing the amounts of traditional antibiotics used

A novel thin-film material can rapidly transition from an electricity-transmitting metal to an insulator without changing its atomic structure.

By using multicomponent intermetallic nanoparticles, scientists have developed new high-strength alloys that are both strong and flexible.

A new class of carbides containing five different metallic elements are predicted to be among the hardest materials with the highest melting points.

A novel hydrogel that naturally adheres to soft tissue like cartilage and the meniscus can withstand mechanical stresses and extensive deformation.

Using a specific combination of heating and cooling, researchers have created superalloys that are much more resistant to heat-related failures.

Could a new exfoliation method offer a practical route to large-scale production of nanosheets?

By combining epoxy with graphene foam, scientists have produced a stiff, conductive composite material for electronic applications.

Find out the recipients of the 2018 Extreme Mechanics Letters Young Investigator Award.

Bacteria and graphene nanoribbons help generate electricity on a mushroom

Congratulations to Prof M Stanley Whittingham.

By incorporating a network of elastic additives, chemical engineers have increased the flexibility of a conventional organic photovoltaic material.

Hydrogen ions controlled by an electric voltage can be used to change the magnetic properties of a magnetic layer in a spintronics device.

New liquid-gated membrane filtration system improves wastewater processing

A new charge-storing system made from porous conducting polymer films on densely-twisted yarns can be easily integrated into clothing.

Using a phase-change material, engineers have developed a novel film for the windows in buildings that can reject 70% of the sun's incoming heat.

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