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Materials chemistry news, December 2014

promising new catalyst candidate for hydrogen fuel

Researchers have found a way of binding peptides to the surface of gallium nitride (GaN).

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A novel conductive, easy-to-process polymer synthesized could be promising for bio-applications such as bionic devices.

Researchers have created flexible, patterned sheets of multilayer graphene from a cheap polymer by burning it with a computer-controlled laser.

Future fitness trackers could soon add blood-oxygen levels to the list of vital signs measured with new technology developed.

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A coating technique developed to protect turbine engine and waste incinerator components against heat and oxidation.

Inexpensive hydrolyzable polymer could help in biomedicine and degradable materials.

Rewritable paper that works with photomasks and ultraviolet.

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