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Materials chemistry news, April 2017

Open source hardware: first issue of HardwareX now available

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Using block copolymers on chemically-patterned templates, scientists have developed a new way to create some of the world's thinnest wires.

Advances in polymerization have enabled their use in cosmetics, drugs, biomedical devices, paints, coatings, adhesives, and microelectronics

Scientists have produced the first fully-functional microprocessor logic devices built from few-atom-thick layered materials.

A new self-healing, water-repellent, spray-on coating is hundreds of times more durable than its counterparts.

Scientists have found a way to make graphene with fewer wrinkles, and to iron out those wrinkles that do still appear.

‘Fuzzy fibers’ of silicon carbide that act like Velcro can strengthen the composites used in advanced rocket engines.

An international consortium are using the world’s most popular soft drink to produce a host of carbon-based storage materials.

A new computational method can map how molecules assemble and crystallize to form novel materials.

The thinnest, smoothest layer of silver ever made could find use in touchscreens, optical computing and metamaterial superlenses.

For work exploring boron doped diamond as a pH and chlorine sensor for water safety.

A new self-assembly technique using block copolymers can produce some of the narrowest wires yet for use on computer chips.

Subtle adjustments in the manufacture of a polymer-based carbon sorbent can optimize either carbon capture or methane flow.

When heated to about 450°C, two-dimensional molybdenum ditelluride 'stripes' unexpectedly turn into one-dimensional 'stars'.

Cutting edge research at the interface between physics and materials science.

Scientists have developed a one-step, crystal growth process for making ultra-thin layers of material with molecular-sized pores.

Wide-reaching analysis finds more women in research but physical sciences are lagging behind.

Renewable energy realized through new metal oxides using high-throughput computation and experiment

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