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Materials chemistry news, March 2016

Scientists have developed a new method for making single crystals from glasses and other solid materials with disordered atomic structures.

Scientists have developed a renewable thermoplastic by replacing the styrene in acrylonitrile butadiene styrene with lignin from wood.

A new hybrid material featuring a combination of rigid metal and soft, porous rubber foam can be either stiff or elastic as required.

New spintronic device with sandwich-like insulation.

European Commission EUR 3 million challenge for materials solutions to reduce concentration of particulates in urban areas

New process for using atmospheric CO2 in environmentally friendly battery electrodes.

Property of organic semiconductor molecule could improve device efficiency.

The performance of metal hydride fuel cells can be improved using magnesium oxide nanocrystals coated with graphene oxide.

A novel ice-repellent coating made from a blend of common synthetic rubbers can cause ice to slide off surfaces.

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Details of the five finalists for Elsevier's Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge.

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Wrapping graphene in a specially prepared polymer produces an effective support for gold nanoparticle catalysts for fuel cells.

A composite of a MOF and the iron-containing molecule ferrocene can separate oxygen from other gases.

New excitonic devices made from the 2D materials molybdenum disulfide and hexagonal boron nitride can control excitons at room temperature.

A new machine learning tool can predict a theoretical polymer's electronic properties from its atomic configuration.

Using a 3D printer, scientists have fabricated complex 3D structures made from graphene oxide and ice.

Scientists have shown that the fungus Neurospora crassa can transform manganese into a composite for use in lithium-ion batteries.

A novel electroluminescent ‘skin’ can stretch to more than six times its original size while still emitting light.

By synthesizing highly pure crystals, scientists have overcome a practical limit on the efficiency of cadmium telluride solar cells.

Scientists have shown that carbon nanotubes produced from atmospheric carbon dioxide can form the basis for battery electrodes.

Through the EU research project HealCON, scientists are examining three different approaches to creating concrete that can repair itself.

Scientists have come up with a way to increase the conductivity of two novel electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries.

Scientists have developed two new sustainable electrode materials for sodium-ion batteries.

See your image on the cover of Nano Today in 2016.

The structure of a pine branch provided researchers with inspiration for next-gen fuel cell electrodes.

Using a technique known as nanotexturing, graphene can be manipulated to create the most light-absorbent material for its weight developed to date.

A novel anti-fouling coating comprises a hydrophilic polymer that forms strong covalent bonds with various materials.

A material made of carbon nanotubes and copper oxide nanocrystals can use sunlight to split carbon dioxide and water into green fuels.

A one-atom-thick layer of tin monoxide is the first stable P-type 2D semiconducting material ever discovered.

Scientists have developed a way to fabricate atomically-precise two-dimensional superstructures out of the nanocrystals known as quantum dots.

Researchers have developed a new polymer suited for photostructuring, a technique for creating micro-scale shapes.

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