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Materials chemistry news, December 2016

Computer model identifies 21 promising solid electrolytes

Using a computational model, scientists have identified 21 solid electrolytes that could replace the volatile liquids used in rechargeable batteries.

New magnetoelectric multiferroic has room-temperature properties frozen in

A new magnetoelectric multiferroic material still possesses coupled magnetic and electrical properties at room temperature.

A new perspective article reviews the state-of-the-art of autonomous polymers and lays out future directions for the field.

Researchers have shown how a molecular cap can trap potentially harmful emissions within MOFs.

Scientists have chemically-modified sawdust to make it oil-attracting and buoyant, and thus ideal for cleaning up oil spills in the Arctic.

New high-precision sensor measures changes in magnetic fields.

Hexavalent nitrogen compounds a possibility.

novel hemostatic treatment based on a shape memory polymer (SMP) foam combined with an antibacterial hydrogel suitable for deep wounds

Inducing electrical doping in organic semiconductor films could lead to cheaper solar cells.

Chinese researchers say that high-rate, long-life batteries could be one step closer, thanks to nanofiber anodes.

Synthesizing cement particles in a variety of shapes, including cubes and spheres, can produce concrete that is less porous and more durable.

Bimetallic particles of nickel and cobalt form an extremely porous ‘Swiss cheese’-like structure on oxidation, increasing their catalytic activity.

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By studying electron spins in an ytterbium crystal, scientists have detected strong signs of a quantum spin liquid appearing at near absolute zero.

Shining light at terahertz wavelengths at a topological insulator has revealed that it straddles the classical and quantum realms.

First articles, available now.

New porous materials made of transition metals such as cobalt, iron and nickel can store hydrogen at low pressures and room temperature.

Changing the length of the polymer ‘thread’ between each molecular ‘bead’ can increase the strain and rupture strength of polymer gels.

Scientists have developed a luminescent metal-organic framework that can detect and capture heavy metal toxins such as lead and mercury.

Do you qualify for the 2017 Reaxys PhD Prize?

Nanoparticles can break down hazardous organic dyes into harmless molecules.

A new perovskite material with unique magnetic properties could be used to build next-generation hard drives.

Professor Allan S. Hoffman wins 2017 Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal.

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