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Materials chemistry news, November 2015

A new material combines the flexibility of polymer gels with the rigid structure of metal-based clusters.

A novel 'flexo-electric' nanomaterial is able to change shape when an electrical voltage is applied or generate electricity when its shape is changed.

A new catalyst made of graphene with metal nanoparticles can promote the organic reactions used in the manufacture of drugs and pesticides.

The first ever porous liquid is able to dissolve unusually large amounts of gas.

on-chip metamaterial helps photonic devices

using sound waves to investigate new semiconductor

Using a clay-based electrolyte, scientists have developed a lithium-ion battery that can work at high temperatures.

Halloysite clay nanotubes for drug delivery.

A new technique called ‘gas adsorption crystallography’ provides a new way to study the process by which MOFs store immense volumes of gases.

A novel synthetic, sticky hydrogel can adhere to a wide range of surfaces with a toughness comparable to the bond between cartilage on bone.

A novel gel can extract precious metals such as silver and gold from waste to form a hybrid nanomaterial.

A consortium of British and Chinese scientists has produced novel quantum dots that could be used in imaging, drug delivery and cancer therapy.

Korean engineers have shown that a specially-designed aluminium surface could help improve the air quality produced by air-conditioning units.

Using hydrogen to enhance lithium ion batteries

Scientists have developed a flexible metal-organic framework for storing natural gas in car fuel tanks.

A novel lithium-oxygen battery has very high energy density, is more than 90% efficient, and can be recharged more than 2000 times.

Graphene doped with nitrogen and augmented with cobalt atoms makes an effective catalyst for splitting water.

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