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Materials chemistry news, May 2016

Scientists have discovered a new soluble catalyst material that can help expand the capacity of lithium-air batteries.

Novel perovskite can monitor chemical reactions in real time

A novel perovskite-based nanomaterial changes color when it interacts with ions and other small molecules during a chemical reaction.

A new electronic material made from boron nitride nanosheets can heal all its functions automatically even after breaking multiple times.

Wellbores drilled to extract oil and gas can be reinforced with a mixture of graphene nanoribbons and a thermoset polymer.

A new bio-glass that can mimic the shock-absorbing and load bearing qualities of cartilage provides a novel material for implants.

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A new technique for depositing diamond on the surface of cubic boron nitride can integrate the two materials into a single crystalline structure.

Using metamaterials, researchers have developed a system that can efficiently transfer electrical energy between two separated circuits.

Researchers have demonstrated how an informatics-based adaptive design strategy can accelerate the discovery of new materials with targeted properties.

A silicone-based polymer applied to the skin as a thin coating can mimic the mechanical and elastic properties of healthy, youthful skin.

Researchers have developed microporous polymer membranes that can accurately separate molecules at a high processing rate.

Using tiny vesicles and liquid crystals, scientists have produced a synthetic model of a cell membrane.

new way of printing color images using interference nanostructures

A single-molecule-thick layer of aryl diazonium can both prevent phosphorene degrading in open air and enhance its electronic properties.

When stretched in one direction, a novel 'adaptive protein crystal' thickens in the opposite direction, rather than thinning as most other materials do.

advance in electrospinning produces three-component core/shell nanocomposite fibers for drug delivery

Scientists have discovered that a couple of boron atoms placed very precisely in silicon offer a convenient way to study the quantum world.

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