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Materials chemistry news, October 2016

Researchers have developed a biocompatible and highly stretchable optical fiber made from hydrogel for use as a flexible implant.

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Using organo-metal halide perovskite films to improve solar cells.

A sensor that uses Raman spectroscopy to detect glucose levels.

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Review of single- or multi-layer transition metal oxides.

New electronic ‘paper’ is flexible, less than 1µm thick and can display a full range of colors, but requires 10 times less energy than a Kindle tablet.

A catalyst comprising copper nanoparticles embedded in carbon spikes can convert carbon dioxide directly into ethanol.

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A novel simulation technique can predict the defects in 2D materials caused by bombardment with noble gas ions.

For the first time, scientists have created a perovskite quantum dot and shown that it can form the basis for an efficient solar cell.

For the first time, researchers have developed a supercapacitor that employs a conductive metal-organic framework rather than carbon.

Materials award for Editor-in-chief of Composites Science and Technology

The first ambipolar material that can conduct both electrons and holes in water-based solutions could lead to new biological sensor technologies.

A novel transistor made with a new combination of materials is even smaller than the smallest possible silicon-based transistor.

Materials & Design announce a new content type for the journal.

A new technology known as cold sintering process can combine incompatible materials, such as ceramics and plastics, into useful compound materials.

Scientists have developed a solvent system with reduced toxicity that can be used in the manufacture of perovskite solar cells.

The Editors now welcome comprehensive articles and short communications reporting breakthrough discoveries and major technical achievements.

Read about Kytai Nguyen- the 2016 Embracing Challenge Award winner.

A novel program aims to create a new generation of scientists working at the crossroads of big data and materials science.

Nobel Prize for Physics and Chemistry 2016

Engineers have developed a new material made from hydroxyapatite and a biocompatible polymer for 3D printing bone implants.

Observing atomic interactions could improve superconductors

Scientists have used a range of modern materials, including carbon nanotubes, to create ultra-strong, powerful, shape-shifting yarns.

A new material made of tiny cellulose nanofibers could replace potentially harmful absorbent materials in diapers and sanitary products.

Squeezing electrons onto one-dimensional wires shows quantum effects

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