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Materials chemistry news, April 2014

Scientists found that the size of the impurities determines whether the wire’s superconducting properties are either hindered or improved.

Scientists have mimicked these viral tactics to build the first DNA nanodevices that survive the body's immune defenses.

An team based at Trinity College Dublin has demonstrated a new approach in producing high-quality graphene using a commercial blender.

Researchers observed experiments for the first time in highly charged ions.

A team of nanotechnology researchers have discovered new methods to build heat resistant nanostructures and arrays using RNA.

Scientists have turned to nature to develop a 3D vascular system that permits high-performance composite materials.

Nanotechnology has unlocked new pathways for targeted drug delivery, including the use of nanocarriers, or capsules.

Researchers have succeeded in creating a surface on nano-sized cellulose crystals that imitates a biological structure.

Porous silicon manufactured in a bottom up procedure using solar energy can be used to generate hydrogen from water.

A research group has developed a new responsive coating for implants used in surgery to improve their integration into bone and to prevent rejection.

A study of self-assembled silver-based structures known as superlattices has revealed an unusual and unexpected behavior.

A research group has reported, for the first time, gas detection properties in nanorods of silver tungstate in its alpha phase (α-Ag2WO4).

Researchers have discovered a new mechanism for using light to activate drug-delivering nanoparticles and other substances inside the body.

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