Materials chemistry news, September 2016

Two new multi-functional infrared materials shown.

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Researchers have managed to create a new room-temperature multiferroic by combining two non-multiferroic materials.

Roll-process technology that transfer and packages large-scale integrated circuits

Researchers have developed a new way to shape and surface treat plastic components at the same time.

Scientists have developed an improved method for turning asphalt into a porous material that can capture greenhouse gases from natural gas.

The recent development of a method for measuring structural defects in polymers led to a theory for predicting their elasticity.

Using cellulose and polymers, scientists have developed a new strategy for crafting nanorods from a wide range of precursor materials.

Scientists have synthesized nanometer-sized cage molecules that can be used to transport charge in proton exchange membranes.

Scientists have developed a method for allowing materials to self-heal cracks at temperatures well below freezing.

Scientists have discovered an inorganic semiconductor with a double helix structure that makes it highly flexible.

For the first time, scientists have used a scanning transmission electron microscope to directly write tiny patterns in metallic ‘ink’.

Scientists have developed a versatile method for patterning the structure of ‘nanowires’ made from amyloid peptides.

A novel polyphenyline membrane for fuel cells operates over a wide temperature range and lasts three times longer than existing membranes.

The thermal conductivity of buckyball-containing superatom crystals is directly related to the rotational disorder within those structures.

Using electron microscopy, scientists have uncovered the first atomic scale evidence for strain-induced ferroelectricity in a layered oxide.

Samarium nickelate can be electrically tuned between a transparent and an opaque state over an unprecedentedly broad spectrum range.

The hairy leaves of aquatic ferns can help to clean oil spills.

Silicon nanoparticles based devices that can be controlled for light manipulation.

By sandwiching gallium and nitrogen atoms between layers of graphene and silicon carbide, scientists have produced 2D gallium nitride.

spider silk superlens improves on traditional microscopy

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