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Materials chemistry news, August 2016

By combining a covalent organic framework with a conducting polymer, scientists have produced an efficient electrode material for batteries.

Scientists have developed a solid-state lithium ion battery with a porous lithium garnet electrolyte and a viscous electrode that seeps into the pores.

Windows made of transparent wood could offer more even and consistent natural lighting and better energy efficiency than glass.

Harvard University has licensed a new materials discovery platform to a company developing novel OLED display technologies.

Novel strategy to control dental plaque relies on a catalytic iron oxide nanoparticles and hydrogen peroxide.

Find out who won a prize for their poster at EMRS Spring meeting 2016.

Scientists have developed a new, simple method for fabricating transparent electronic circuitry using inexpensive and readily available materials.

Jing-yang Wang is the recipient of the 2017 Acta Materialia Silver Medal.

John J. Jonas receives the 2017 Acta Materialia Gold Medal.

Treating hybrid halide perovskite solar cells with a solution of methyl ammonium bromide can repair defects in the perovskite film.

Scientists have used metal-organic frameworks to develop a new kind of electrochromic material that can quickly change from clear to opaque.

Glasses based on calcium and phosphate have been synthesized using soft chemistry at low temperatures with water as a solvent.

Researchers have 3D laser lithography to produce atomic force microscopy probes of any shape and with a radius down to just 25nm.

Microscopic voids and particles of calcium hydroxide play an important role in in giving concrete its strength and toughness.

Scientists have found a way to direct the self-assembly of multiple molecular patterns within a single material, producing new nanoscale architectures.

Scientists have developed a working lithium-ion battery that dissolves away in 30 minutes when dropped in water.

Scientists have developed a novel superconducting material by heating a mixture of platinum, lanthanum and arsenic under pressure.

zwitterionic polymers – that contains an equal number of positively and negatively charged groups – can protect therapeutic proteins from immune response

Submit your abstract for the Fifth International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials from the 6 to 10 March 2017.

Scientists have discovered the optimum amount of selenium to add to cadmium-telluride solar cells to enhance their efficiency.

Temperature could hold the key to growing carbon nanotubes of a particular chirality or 'handedness'

Bonding composite layers with carbon nanotubes produces a material that is substantially stronger than other advanced composites.

A new silicon-tin nanocomposite anode can enhance the charge capacity and extend the lifetime of lithium-ion batteries.

Dr. Warren Poole wins the 2017 Acta Materialia Holloman Award for Materials & Society.

Scientists have engineered biodegradable silicon nanoparticles that when illuminated can make nerve cells fire and heart cells beat.

Scientists have discovered that nitrogen-doped graphene can greatly enhance the sensitivity of Raman spectroscopy.

Scientists have developed a novel garnet-type, fast ionic conducting oxide as a solid electrolyte in an all-solid-state rechargeable battery.

Researchers have produced a new class of materials called sodium polyhydrides, which could possess superconducting properties.

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