Materials chemistry news, April 2016

Scientists have found a simple way to convert one type of perovskite into another type that is a better light absorber with greater thermal stability.

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Salt crystals can act as a template for the growth of thin sheets of conductive metal oxides that are highly effective at storing energy.

Scientists have invented a metal nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times.

Using a new synthesis approach, scientists have developed a polar metal that possesses both insulating and conducting properties.

Scientists have developed a quick and efficient method for exfoliating atomically-thin flakes of phosphorene from black phosphorous.

View details about the Fifth International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials, taking place in March 2017.

perovskite solar cells improved by squeezing the material between diamonds

Using vacuum filtration to produce controllable carbon nanotubes films.

scattering neutrons in a 2D solid state material

3D printing of robots from both solids and liquids for the first time.

A combined electrolyte and separator containing hexagonal boron nitride can allow lithium-ion batteries to work at high temperatures.

Finnish researchers are calling for consistent and standardized testing of super-hydrophobic materials.

By combining graphene with molecules capable of altering their structure on exposure to light, scientists have created light-responsive molecular switches.

A new type of amorphous steel alloy possesses a record-breaking ability to withstand an impact without deforming permanently.

Wrinkled and crumpled graphene sheets offer improved properties.

Scientists have developed a simple filtration process for creating flexible, wafer-scale films of highly aligned and closely-packed carbon nanotubes.

Scientists have improved the performance of a solid battery electrolyte through chemical modification and pulverization.

Rediscovered synthesis methods for transition metal dichalcogenides could enable future optical, electronic, and mechanical devices.

A new paper-like battery electrode made from silicon oxycarbide glass and graphene is able to operate at the low temperatures found in space.

Exposure to light helps fabrics with embedded nanostructures to clean themselves.

New moldable thermoplastic polymer leads to renewable thermoplastics.

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