Our website uses cookies

Cookies enable us to provide the best experience possible and help us understand how visitors use our website. By browsing Materials Today, you agree to our use of cookies.

Okay, I understand Learn more
Chemistry CHANGE TOPIC

Materials chemistry news, February 2019

Perspectives on the materials research landscape

Two new reports, now available for download.

New database reveals that topological materials are quite common

A new database has revealed that topological materials are quite common, and include everyday elements such as arsenic and gold.

An anode made from a combination of silicon and the 2D material MXene could extend the life of lithium-ion batteries by as much as five times.

Graphene's electrical properties can be engineered by covering it with another 2D material and then patterning it with an array of nanoscale holes.

A boost of vitamin C can help small gold nanorods grow into long gold nanowires for use in sensing, diagnostic and imaging applications.

For the first time, researchers have used block copolymers to produce carbon fibers with uniformly sized and spaced pores for energy storage.

Combining porous carbon fibers with manganese oxide produces a supercapacitor with high energy density and high charge-discharge rates.

Tiny differences surface roughness can cause changes in how two surfaces adhere to each other

A layer of red phosphorus on the separator in lithium metal batteries can signal when damaging dendrites threaten to create a short circuit

By integrating a microfluidic chamber with 3D laser lithography, scientists produced a system for printing tiny structures from different materials.

A novel ceramic aerogel is very light and flexible, and can withstand exposure to extreme heat and repeated temperature spikes.

Infusing graphene foam with materials such as plastic, rubber and cement produces tough composites with a wide range of possible applications.

Sulfur polymers that could replace carbon in plastics

Scientists have enhanced the catalytic activity of plasmonic nanoparticles by finding a way to encapsulate them in a metal-organic framework.

3D-printed materials manufactured quickly and with improved durability and longevity

A ruthenium-based catalyst shows markedly better performance than commercial platinum catalysts at splitting water for hydrogen production.

Researchers have uncovered the mechanisms that lead to improved performance when alkali metal is added to traditional perovskites.

By coating two different fibers with carbon nanotubes, scientists have created a fabric that can regulate the amount of heat passing through it.

Researchers have shown that adding carbon nanotubes to a rubbery polymer semiconductor can increase its carrier mobility.

A new 3D printer uses carefully crafted patterns of light to transform gooey liquids into complex solid objects in only a matter of minutes.

Researchers have developed a new oil-based coating for metal that self-heals within seconds when scratched, scraped or cracked.

Researchers have turned graphene oxide into a soft, moldable play dough that can be shaped and reshaped into free-standing 3D structures.

Connect with us
What’s coming up in materials chemistry…
01
Dec ’19

 
20
Nov ’19

 
20
Nov ’19