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Materials chemistry news, June 2016

Scientists have enhanced the light-harvesting abilities of solar cells by giving them a surface that replicates the structure of rose petals.

New copper nanoparticle/graphene catalyst can transform carbon dioxide into useful hydrocarbons with high temperatures and pressures.

Scientists have made ultra-thin solar cells from gallium arsenide that are flexible enough to wrap around the average pencil.

Novel combinatorial libraries of nanoparticles can allow the rapid screening of millions of different nanoparticles for specific properties.

Scientists have uncovered a unifying connection between seemingly unrelated materials that exhibit extreme magnetoresistance.

By using novel branched ligands, scientists have produced perovskite nanocrystals with greatly improved stability and uniform particle size.

Using a supercomputer, scientists have managed to produce an accurate model showing how superconductivity develops in cuprates.

A violin with acoustics that can be customized is made from a novel composite material that incorporates spider's silk.

Researchers have discovered that a gold nanocluster can exist in two different atomic arrangements, or polymorphs.

Scientists have discovered a unique copper-silver nanoparticle with a structure that resembles a traditional Japanese glass fishing float.

Read about the event at IMDEA Materials Institute, Madrid, Spain, which will honor Professor Subra Suresh.

A method for embedding light-emitting nanoparticles into glass without losing any of their unique properties could lead to the development of smart glass.

By incorporating tiny clusters of silver atoms into zeolite pores, scientists have produced a novel and efficient phosphorescent material.

A collaboration between US and Chinese researchers has investigated the use of titanate nanotubes in removing CO2 from flue gas.

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A novel ionic liquid can transform into a solid polymer when exposed to light and then return to liquid form when heated.

A new material comprising alternating layers of molybdenum boride and aluminum can form its own corrosion-resistant coating.

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A high-entropy steel alloy that can switch between two crystal structures is both strong and ductile.

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