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Materials chemistry news, May 2014

Researchers at the Berkeley Lab found unexpected traces of water in semiconducting nanocrystals.

A simple, inexpensive spray method that deposits a graphene film can heal manufacturing defects and produce a high-quality graphene layer.

Researchers have developed daisy-shaped, nanoscale structures capable of introducing a “cocktail” of multiple drugs into cancer cells.

Five more videos on subjects including elastomers, nanomaterials, and thermosets.

Scientists have created a new material, related to graphene, which has the potential to improve transistors used in electronic devices.

Scientists have developed a 3-D artificial enzyme cascade that mimics an important biochemical pathway, important for future applications.

Researchers have created electronic devices that become soft when implanted inside the body and can deploy to grip 3-D objects.

Researchers have developed a chip-like device that could be scaled up to sort and store thousands of individual living cells in a matter of minutes.

Researchers have developed an unconventional battery chemistry aimed at producing batteries that last longer than previously thought possible.

Research from Harvard on the rare shape of the hemihelix, and how it can be characterized from different sized rubber bands.

The best of Materials Science news during April 2014.

Scientists have created a nanoscale detector that checks the presence of hydrogen sulfide in crude oil and natural gas while they’re still in the ground.

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