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Materials chemistry news, December 2017

Silicone inks allow researchers to print life-like artificial organs

Researchers have 3D printed life-like artificial organs that mimic the exact anatomical structure, mechanical properties, and look and feel of real organs.

A novel leaf-shaped catalyst made from molybdenum disulfide could replace expensive platinum catalysts in hydrogen fuel cells.

A novel model derived from more than 400 computer simulations of natural composite materials can help scientists develop synthetic versions.

Scientists have discovered the fastest magnesium-ion solid-state conductor, which could find use as a solid electrolyte in magnesium-ion batteries.

A novel method for synthesizing nanoparticles of europium(II) oxide is allowing scientists to study the properties of this ferromagnetic semiconductor.

A novel. high-quality magnetoelectric material is allowing scientists to study cross-coupling between electric and magnetic properties.

Researchers have succeeded in growing semiconducting graphene nanoribbons with a regular armchair edge and incorporating them into nanotransistors.

Researchers have managed to control the fluorescence emitted by carbon nanotubes by attaching hexagonal carbon molecules to them.

A prototype of a sodium battery with a solid electrolyte is safer and can store more energy than a lithium-ion battery.

Scientists have developed a technique for combining carbon nanotubes with ceramics and polymers to form novel composite materials.

A new, cost-effective catalyst made from nickel, tine and ceria can convert carbon dioxide and methane directly into synthesis gas.

Researchers have created the material for a chemical heat 'battery' that can release its energy on demand.

A novel epitaxy method that incorporates van der Waals’ forces is able to grow thin films of the semiconductor germanium on mica.

A novel material synthesis method uses a stream of protons to shoot ions from a source material into a host material.

The optical and photocatalytic properties of carbon dots can be precisely tuned by controlling the positions of nitrogen atoms in their structure.

Smart textiles and wearable electronics benefit from graphene.

Conductor gives delicate control over electron spin.

Graphene’s unique properties makes it a potential candidate for transparent, stretchable electronics in displays, wearable health monitors, or soft robots.

Simple solution could radically broaden the range of metal alloys that can be produced by additive manufacturing.

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