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High-entropy alloys make high-temperature shape-memory alloys

High-entropy alloys made from metals known to form shape-memory alloys can produce shape-memory alloys that work at high temperatures.

Conductive, ecoresorbable inks for water-soluble electronic devices

Conductive, ecoresorbable inks used in 3D printing to form circuits, inductive antennas, sensors and implantable electronic medical devices.

Precision-synthsized porous graphene is transformed into a semiconductor and the most efficient filter.

Universal adhesive made up of equal amounts of liquid and solid polymers works in both air and underwater.

Scientists have induced a two-dimensional material to cannibalize itself for atomic ‘building blocks’ that go on to form stable structures.

A new boron nitride lift-off technique could be used to produce tandem solar cells that combine indium gallium nitride and silicon.

Engineers have developed a nanoparticle coating that protects ceramics against thermal shock by reducing heat transfer.

New approach to reverse osmosis membranes, cuts energy, resources, improves efficiency.

Adding lithium ions into the crystal structure of a quantum material called samarium nickelate makes it an ion conductor but an electrical insulator.

A novel platinum-gold alloy, 100 times more durable than high-strength steel, is believed to be the most wear-resistant metal in the world.

Using a novel additive manufacturing process, scientists have been able to produce ultra-thin, ultra-smooth polyamide membranes for desalination.

Two types of nanoribbons produce material that traps single electrons at the junctions of ribbon segments.

Using a ceramic solid-state electrolyte, engineers have developed lithium-metal batteries that don't suffer from poor durability and short-circuiting.

New polymeric material with applications in tissue engineering and cellular transplantation.

Multi-material smart material prototype based on seed coat of some plants.

Scientists have discovered that negatively curved carbon sheets known as schwarzites can be synthesized inside the pores of zeolites.

Researchers have made triple-layered hollow nanostructures consisting of a conductive organic core sandwiched between two inorganic layers.

Synthetic biology protein and polymer building blocks are used to construct ‘smart’ materials systems that can perceive and process information.

Advanced synchrotron small-angle and wide-angle X-ray scattering reveals how dental caries evolve and the changes in structure of enamel at the nanoscale.

Simple, universal reflux pre-treatment and sonication method produces measurable amounts of two-dimensional quantum dots from bulk raw materials.

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