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Materials chemistry news, January 2014

A Kansas State University engineer has made a breakthrough in rechargeable battery applications.

Professor of Chemistry Jason Benedict, PhD, and his team at the University at Buffalo reported on the creation of the new material called UBMOF-1.

A new type of electrical generator uses bacterial spores to harness the untapped power of evaporating water, according to research.

Synthetic biology special issue published in the journal Chemical Engineering Science

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Access a special issue of Polymer, focusing on porous polymers.

Researchers compared the collective responses of the motor proteins to variations in motor numbers and cargo sizes.

Two university research teams have worked together to produce the world’s fastest thin-film organic transistors.

A "hybrid" anode developed at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory could quadruple the life of lithium-sulfur batteries.

The MATLAB figure viewer is now available in over 100 Elsevier journals, spanning materials science, computer science, engineering and more.

The team has now demonstrated how a numerical simulation allows them to extract 3D data by combining diffraction patterns.

A new study on the nature of the interactions between halogen atoms in such various materials points to the possibility of designing bendy crystals.

A new method for analysing biological samples based on their chemical makeup is set to transform the way medical scientists examine diseased tissue.

Researchers in the United States have suggested an alternative way to allocate science funding.

Engineers hope a new type of vaccine shown to work in mice will one day make it cheaper and easy to manufacture on-demand vaccines for humans.

Researchers have found an easy way to modify the molecular structure of a polymer commonly used in solar cells.

Researchers have developed a technique for creating nanoparticles that carry two different cancer-killing drugs into the body.

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Researchers have developed a way to microscopically view battery electrodes while they are bathed in wet electrolytes.

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