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Materials chemistry news, July 2014

Tough, ultralight foam of atom-thick sheets can be made to any size and shape through a chemical process invented at Rice University.

The solution-based inorganic process could drive more efficient electronics and solar devices
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A new porous material called CC3 effectively traps radioactive krypton and xenon gases by breathing enough to let the gases in but not out.

Nanoparticles coated in protein help improve MRI scanning for small cancer tumors.

Polayacenes for improved solar cells.

A three-dimensional porous nanostructure would have a balance of strength, toughness and ability to transfer heat, according to scientists.

The first experimental evidence for a boron buckyball has been obtained by chemists in the US and China.

New material that can change from hard to soft states.

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A simple environmentally friendly chemical method of preparing nanosheets of graphene.

Scientists at USC have developed a water-based organic battery that is long lasting, built from cheap, eco-friendly components.

The best in materials science news from June 2014.

Research shows magnetically responsive liquid displays helped by nanorods.

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