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Materials chemistry news, November 2016

Using a database of materials, scientists have quantified the thermodynamic scale of metastability for almost 30,000 known materials.

Scientists have come up with a new way to produce two-dimensional nanomaterials by dissolving layered materials in liquids.

Scientists have used photonic technology to produce lightweight and ultra-resistant coatings in any desired color.

A novel silicone polymer gel makes an environmentally-friendly, inexpensive, long-lasting ice-repellent coating.

Carbon nanotubes promise electronic devices of the future that could outperform Si and GaAs technologies.

Inducing superconductivity in non-superconducting materials

Scientists have synthesized a novel carbon material by using high pressures – rather than high temperatures – to initiate chemical reactions.

Inexpensive rewritable material that is environmentally friendly.

By using a very hot pressing temperature, scientists have created a novel thermoelectric material with an unusually high power factor.

3D printed magnets offer cheaper and environmentally friendly approach.

Researchers have identified new monolithic polymer films that can directly convert ultraviolet light into sustained motion.

View the winning image of the 2016 NuMART competition.

By combining physical and chemical approaches to self-healing, a new polymeric material can self-heal in semi-dry conditions.

A new electroactive material made from a bottlebrush polymer can change shape and size when exposed to a relatively small electric field.

Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini receives "Arthur L. Friedberg Ceramic Engineering Tutorial and Lecture Award 2016".

A new method uses graphene templates to make ultrathin metal oxide sheets containing intricate wrinkle and crumple patterns.

Hydrogenation proceeds differently over single-layer graphene compared with few-layer graphene, and also requires defects or edges.

Scientists have developed new polymer-stabilized droplet carriers that can identify and encapsulate nanoparticles for transport in a cell.

Using alternating layers of an antiferromagnet, researchers have produced a topological insulator that can work at higher temperatures.

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The University at Buffalo's new Materials Data Engineering Laboratory will conduct materials modeling and simulations using visual data.

By capturing both high- and low-energy photons, a new perovskite tandem solar cell has achieved a power conversion efficiency of 20.3%.

A new computational method can efficiently identify the best metal-organic frameworks for capturing carbon dioxide emissions.

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Nano-features similar to leaf veins improves electrodes

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