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Materials chemistry news, August 2014

Recipients of the 2013 Acta Student Awards

The awardees selected from papers published in 2013 in the Acta Journals: Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia, and Acta Biomaterialia are...

Singapore-based journal records its highest impact factor of 18.432.

The findings open a doorway on a chemical galaxy containing vast numbers of new molecules for making drugs, plastics and unprecedented smart materials.

A catalyst made from a foamy form of copper has vastly different electrochemical properties from catalysts made with smooth copper.

Bioengineers have created three-dimensional brain-like tissue that functions similar to tissue in the rat brain.

Using heat treatment to convert cigarette filters into a supercapacitor material for energy storage.

A multi-institutional team has resolved a long-unanswered question about how two of the world’s most common substances interact.

An outline of Marilyn Monroe's iconic face appeared on the clear, plastic film when a researcher fogs it with her breath.

Notable increases for Elsevier's materials science journals.

Researchers used a horse model to undertake an analysis of all the proteins and protein fragments present in healthy and injured tendons.

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Using zirconium-based nanoparticles, researchers have developed a novel technique for successfully 3D printing high-strength alloys.

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