Materials chemistry news, November 2017

Strong regenerated silk fiber with biomedical applications.

Pulp fact: smart paper detects water leaks

Pulp fact: smart paper detects water leaks.

Self-healing composite has good mechanical properties and can be produced by conventional processing tools.

Overcoming the technical challenges of achieving extreme fast charging for electric vehicles.

Oxygen-containing chemical species with biocidal properties are an alternative to conventional antibiotics, which are susceptible to resistance.

Synthetic microspheres with nanoscale holes that can absorb light at many frequencies have helped to reveal how leaf hoppers hide from predators.

By taking advantage of electrostatic charge, scientists have induced synthetic polymers to self-assemble in a defined sequence, just like proteins.

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Scientists report major progress in developing a new type of lithium-ion battery that utilizes cathodes made with so-called ‘disordered’ materials.

Researchers have developed a new technique for creating novel nanoporous materials with unique optical, magnetic, electronic and catalytic properties.

A simple method for manufacturing extremely low-density palladium nanofoams could help advance hydrogen storage technologies.

Inspired by the polymeric threads used by marine mussels, scientists have developed an elastomeric polymer that is both flexible and strong.

Researchers have created a honeycomb material capable of frustrating the magnetic properties within it to produce a ‘quantum spin liquid’.

Treating a perovoskite catalyst with heat or chemicals causes different atoms to segregate on the surface and catalyse different reactions.

For the first time, researchers have developed a way to create atomically thin metal oxide layers that don't exist naturally.

Microchip improves our understanding of the process of extracting hydrogen from water.

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Scientists have determined what kind of carbon nanotubes produce the best fibers and developed a novel method for purifying them.

Harvesting energy from body heat to drive wearable thermoelectric generators.

Novel nanocomposite harnesses water flow and sunlight to break up organic pollutants.

Doping 2D materials with other elements can not only alter their mechanical and electrical properties, but can also make them magnetic.

Prototype photodetector with double the efficiency of standard models.

How cephalopods control their texture influences new stretchable material.

A self-formed, flexible, hybrid solid-electrolyte interphase layer solves many of the problems that currently bedevil lithium-sulfur batteries.

Inspired by the octopus, engineers have developed polymer-based stretchable surfaces with programmable 3D texture morphing.

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