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Materials chemistry news, June 2019

A novel polymer/carbon composite matrix with lithium microparticles could enhance the capacity and safety of lithium-metal batteries.

Bio-mimicry of polar bear fur offers insulation

Biomimicry of polar bear hairs offers synthetic heat insulating material

By developing a process for fabricating oxide perovskite crystals in free-standing layers, researchers have produced a new class of 2D material.

Scientists have discovered why adding cesium and rubidium to halide perovskite solar cells gives them more uniform characteristics.

Inspired by polar bear hairs, scientists have created an elastic, lightweight heat-insulating material made from hollow carbon tubes.

Bioengineers have developed injectable hydrogels with bioactive molecules anchored to the chemical crosslinkers that give the gels structure.

A new sulfur-based cathode material for lithium batteries is more energy-dense and environmentally friendly than traditional cathode materials.

The electronic properties of the 2D semiconductor tungsten disulfide can be dramatically changed by doping it with carbon-hydrogen molecules.

Engineers have developed a high-throughput computational method to design new hybrid organic-inorganic materials for solar cells and LEDs.

A new clean, green technique uses high-frequency sound waves to produce customized metal-organic frameworks in minutes.

Materials Today Chemistry - Special Issue: Functional Interfaces based Nanomaterials for Applications in Environment and Chemistry

A novel two-step, ultra-clean process for fabricating a 2D transistor separates the ‘messy’ fabrication steps from the 2D semiconductor layer.

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