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Materials chemistry news, September 2017

Scientists have discovered that stable glasses can possess optical properties such as birefringence that are usually only found in ordered materials.

Self-assembling nanoparticle arrays that change between a mirror and a window.

Using a compound derived from seaweed, engineers have developed a technique for making 3D-printed biomaterials that can degrade on demand.

Cheap bundles of fibres could be used to clear up oil spills in the future.

Researchers have developed the first 4.0 volt lithium-ion battery able to use a water-salt solution as its electrolyte.

Defects in the molecular structure of perovskite solar cells can be ‘healed’ by exposing them to light, oxygen and just the right amount of humidity.

By altering the proportion of the ingredients in a lithium-based material, scientists have found a good candidate for a solid-state electrolyte.

Windows coated with thermochromic vanadium dioxide nanoparticles can let heat in during winter and keep it out in summer.

Scientists have developed new materials for splitting water to create hydrogen and splitting carbon dioxide to create carbon monoxide.

Scientists have developed a way to convert fallen leaves into a porous carbon material for use as a supercapacitor electrode.

Fernando Torres recipient of 2017 Embracing Challenge award

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Carbonated water offers a greener way to remove graphene produced by chemical vapor deposition from metal substrates.

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