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Materials chemistry news, June 2018

Silicon stealth sheet can hide objects from prying infrared eyes

A new cloaking material made from silicon nanowires can absorb approximately 94% of the infrared light it encounters.

Graphene film can have higher thermal conductivity than graphite film

A novel graphene-assembled film possesses higher thermal conductivity than graphite film, even though graphite consists of many layers of graphene.

3D-printing provides fast, continuous means of producing nerve guidance conduits (NGCs) to help treat peripheral nervous systems injuries.

Using a novel two-step synthesis process, researchers have produced organic polymers with crystalline, two-dimensional structures.

Scientists have discovered how the mechanical properties of MOFs relate to their structure, particularly the role played by functional groups.

Singlet oxygen is confirmed as the reactive species that irreversibly damages transition metal cathode materials in lithium ion batteries.

A new composite binder made primarily of fly ash, a by-product of coal-fired power plants, can replace Portland cement in concrete.

A new cathode material comprising iron trifluoride nanorods with added cobalt and oxygen could triple the energy density of lithium-ion batteries.

A new hybrid conductive material comprising liquid metal embedded in an elastic polymer can be bent and stretched at will.

A novel composite made of hydrogel and a 2D material can conduct electricity, stretch by more than 3400%, self-heal and adhere to many surfaces.

Platinum nanoparticles can lower the impedance of graphene electrodes while keeping them transparent for recording neuronal activity.

Scientists have developed a simple way to produce a conductive graphene foam that they can shape into 3D objects such as battery electrodes.

New hybrid conductive material, part elastic polymer and part liquid metal, which can be bent and stretched easily.

A new metal-organic framework is the first to selectively and reversibly capture nitrogen dioxide from air at ambient pressures and temperatures.

Elsevier releases 2017 CiteScore values.

Researchers have combined cellulose and chitin to produce an all-natural material for 3D printing that is strong, lightweight and inexpensive.

By combining a fungal organic pigment with a transparent polymer, researchers have developed a novel semiconductor material.

Atomically thin nanowires improve efficiency of conversion of heat to electricity.

Neural networks can predict the light-scattering properties of layered nanoparticles and design nanoparticles for a desired light-scattering behavior.

A novel 3D printer comprising a microfluidic chip and a digital micromirror can build therapeutic biomaterials from multiple materials.

A self-healing material made from liquid metal droplets suspended in a soft elastomer can spontaneously repair itself when damaged.

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