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Materials chemistry news, May 2017

A newly-developed printable elastic conductor retains high conductivity even when stretched to as much as five times its original length.

After more than 60 years of trying, scientists have reported the first organic synthesis of a carbon nanobelt.

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A new 3D printing process can produce stretchable electronic devices that could let robots feel and be printed directly on human skin.

Scientists have developed organic semiconductor nanosheets that can easily be removed from a growth substrate and placed on other substrates.

A new nano-scale thin film material not only boasts high conductivity but also has a wide bandgap, making it optically transparent.

graphene oxide membranes could offer a simple means of filtering out unwanted salts and impurities from drinking water

By developing a novel electrically-conductive material, scientists have been able to produce electromagnetic metamaterials with a 3D printer.

Scientists have succeeded in making the first chiral molecular sieves for distinguishing left- and right-handed versions of molecules.

A novel artificial solid-electrolyte interphase made from an ionic polymer can help prevent capacity fade in lithium-oxygen batteries.

Researchers have found a simple way to reduce the number of loops in a polymer network and thus strengthen materials made from polymers.

By incorporating photo-harvesting dye molecules into a cathode, scientists have gone some way to producing a light-charged battery.

There will be four awards of $2,000 each for Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia and Acta Biomaterialia.

A new screening process offers a quick and easy way to identify novel OLED materials with superior luminescence and charge-transport properties.

A novel fabrication process can produce carbon nanotube textiles with high electrical conductivity and a high level of toughness.

A low-cost chemical process can transform waste glass bottles into nanosilicon anodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries.

A new sensor molecule can repeatedly brighten when the material it is incorporated into comes under heavy mechanical stress.

Applying a coating of methyl viologen to lithium metal anodes can stabilize battery performance and eliminate dendrite growth.

Scientists have successfully synthesized two new magnetic materials predicted by high-throughput computational models.

Mimicking the vein structure in leaves helps produce material that improves lifetime of batteries.

Mobile sensor that detects specific wavelengths of electromagnetic energy.

Ultrathin superconducting film from woven nanowires.

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