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Materials chemistry news, July 2016

Scientists have used thin films to integrate functional oxide-based materials with silicon-based computer chips.

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Novel lipid-like peptoids can spontaneously form a membrane with similar properties to cell membranes found in nature.

Scientists have unveiled a new method for uniting light-capturing photonic nanomaterials and high-efficiency metal catalysts.

Scientists have developed a film that curls up and straightens out when exposed to tiny changes in ambient humidity.

cleaner fuel for transportation using hydrogen fuel from water and better energy storage from zinc batteries

Scientists have produced enhanced 'rivet graphene' by adding carbon nanotubes and carbon spheres encasing iron nanoparticles.

3D paper-based MFC that uses capillary action and so does not need an external power source

Scientists at NASA have developed a mirror made from carbon nanotubes embedded in an epoxy resin for use in a satellite telescope.

Scientists have reported a record thermoelectric performance in rarely-studied bismuth-based Zintl phases.

Gaining a better understanding of microscopic mechanisms of glass.

Cheap wireless smartphone-integrated sensors that detect toxic gas.

Scientists have discovered that the wettability and adhesion of graphene can be controlled by doping it with metals and polymers.

Treating lithium-rich cathode materials with carbon dioxide to create surface oxygen vacancies can improve their energy storage capacity.

A new 2D layered perovskite has outstanding stability and more than triple the power conversion efficiency of previous versions.

Adding nanoparticles to soil could improve its water retention and nutrient-release qualities, according to Pakistan researchers

An innovative material made from waste biomass offers an efficient and selective approach for capturing carbon dioxide emissions.

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A new silicon-based nanomaterial can be used to stimulate individual nerve cells and manipulate the behavior of muscles and organs.

Several smart abilities, including shape-memory behavior, light-activated movement and self-healing behavior, have been combined in a single material.

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Scientists have found a way to switch the surface of a single layer of boron nitride between states with high and low wetting and adhesion.

Scientists have discovered the cause of a ‘traffic jam’ of ions that can slow down the charging and discharging of lithium-ion batteries.

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