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Materials chemistry news, August 2018

Engineers have developed a nanoparticle coating that protects ceramics against thermal shock by reducing heat transfer.

New approach to reverse osmosis membranes, cuts energy, resources, improves efficiency.

A novel platinum-gold alloy, 100 times more durable than high-strength steel, is believed to be the most wear-resistant metal in the world.

Adding lithium ions into the crystal structure of a quantum material called samarium nickelate makes it an ion conductor but an electrical insulator.

Two types of nanoribbons produce material that traps single electrons at the junctions of ribbon segments.

Using a novel additive manufacturing process, scientists have been able to produce ultra-thin, ultra-smooth polyamide membranes for desalination.

Using a ceramic solid-state electrolyte, engineers have developed lithium-metal batteries that don't suffer from poor durability and short-circuiting.

New polymeric material with applications in tissue engineering and cellular transplantation.

Multi-material smart material prototype based on seed coat of some plants.

Scientists have discovered that negatively curved carbon sheets known as schwarzites can be synthesized inside the pores of zeolites.

Synthetic biology protein and polymer building blocks are used to construct ‘smart’ materials systems that can perceive and process information.

Advanced synchrotron small-angle and wide-angle X-ray scattering reveals how dental caries evolve and the changes in structure of enamel at the nanoscale.

Researchers have made triple-layered hollow nanostructures consisting of a conductive organic core sandwiched between two inorganic layers.

Simple, universal reflux pre-treatment and sonication method produces measurable amounts of two-dimensional quantum dots from bulk raw materials.

Scientists have discovered that defects in zirconium-based metal-organic frameworks can actually improve their ability at capturing carbon dioxide.

Catalytically active Pd nanoclusters inside organic molecular cages avoids aggregation and other problems.

By mixing nanocrystals with polymers and ligands, scientists have found a way to switch between a liquid-like state and a solid-like state.

Quantum computing could benefit from the finding that electrons can be trapped between graphene nanoribbons with different topologies,

Novel all-solid-state batteries based on thin films benefit from low resistance at the interface between the electrode and the solid electrolyte.

Long-term water-repellent metal surfaces may be one step closer.

A novel quantum material composed of hafnium, tellurium and phosphorus is the first to have multiple quantum properties.

Researchers have used a chemical process discovered decades ago to make the linkages between covalent organic frameworks much sturdier.

Using a form of Raman microscopy developed for biomedical studies, scientists have explored the mechanism behind dendrite growth in lithium batteries.

Researchers have developed magnetic elastomeric composites that move in different ways when exposed to light, such as bending, twisting and expanding.

The first experimental realization and structural investigation of 2D vanadium disulphide has revealed a new vanadium sulphide compound.

A new material derived from crab shells and tree fibers has the potential to replace the flexible plastic packaging used to keep food fresh.

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