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Materials chemistry news, May 2015

Physicists at the University of Washington have conducted the most precise and controlled measurements yet of carbon surface.

Chemists at the University of Waterloo have discovered the key reaction that takes place in sodium-air batteries.

Research to improve the world.

DNA origami scaffolds support building of precisely controlled nanoparticle clusters.

Engineers and physicists have shown how liquid crystals can be employed to create compound lenses similar to those found in nature.

Stretchy scaffolds, which expand when local conditions change, could help promote cell regrowth.

Blackpool-based polymer manufacturer Victrex plc has been shortlisted for the RAEng MacRobert Award.

Could compounds extracted from corn husks offer a low-cost route to antibacterial nanoparticles?

Increasing potential for quantum computing through chip architecture.

Technique of microcombing helps to make carbon nanotube films stronger and more conductive.

Wyss has developed a novel, truly biocompatible alginate hydrogel that can be synthesized using "click chemistry".

Researchers have designed a synthetic polymer gel that can utilize internally generated chemical energy.

Polymer scientists show how micro-scale wrinkling affects electrical performance in carbon-based, single-crystal semiconductors.

University of Georgia chemistry researchers establishes new research possibilities for silicon chemistry and the semiconductor industry.

Scientists has now identified proteins, which play a key role in the production of rubber in dandelions.

Researchers have developed new textured surfaces for culturing cells in the lab.

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