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Materials chemistry news, July 2019

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A novel algorithm considers all possible combinations of elements in the periodic table in order to predict novel hard and tough materials.

Aerogel helps to heat the house as renewable energy

Scientists have discovered a previously unseen mode of a ferromagnetic property known as giant magneto-resistance in a 2D heterostructure.

Researchers have shown that coating zinc oxide nanowires with amorphous titania can enhance their ability to catalyze the water-splitting reaction.

CNTs produce sticky tape for extreme environments

Artificial proteins can self-assemble on a crystal surface by matching the pattern of amino acids in the protein with the atoms of the crystal.

Using a novel etching process, researchers have been able to fabricate fins on a novel semiconducting material, thereby enhancing its surface area.

Selective-area epitaxy helps nanowires into 2D for more complex devices

X-ray analysis of sintering bioactive glass particles reveals process and opens door tailored scaffolds for bone repair

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Researchers have shown that a text-mining algorithm with no training in materials science can accurately predict novel thermoelectric materials.

new proactive risk governance system can keep pace with development and should lead to safer nanomaterials, products, and processes

By letting through over 95% of incoming sunlight while being highly insulating, a novel silica aerogel can heat up to a temperature of 220°C.

By energizing precursor molecules using a supersonic jet of inert gas, researchers have been able to accelerate the fabrication of nanomaterials.

Leaves provided the template for hierarchical porous structures of mixed-metal oxides that act as supports for metal-organic framework crystals.

Gold heterostructures could potentially be used to demonstrate the existence and nature of quantum particles known as Majorana fermions.

Researchers have developed a novel ink for 3D printing, based on a nanocellulose gel, that can mimic the unique ‘ultrastructure’ of wood.

Researchers have determined the mechanism that allows a 2D perovskite crystal to emit green light, and also how to replicate it.

new insight into hematite nanorods could help future development of photoelectrochemical cells for water splitting

Researchers have developed a model to explain the disparity in performance between the p-type and n-type forms of thermoelectric materials.

simple process to make hexaferrites particles with high coercivity could prove useful for magnetic storage media and microwave absorbers

By taking advantage of defects, scientists have created new inorganic crystals made of stacks of atomically thin sheets that unexpectedly spiral.

polymer nanocomposites functionalised with nanocrystals control fresh produce deterioration

flash infrared annealing (FIRA) could hold the key to low-cost environmentally friendly perovskite solar cells

Precision analysis with laser light reveals the secrets of transporting drugs across membranes

Using high-throughput computational materials science, scientists have developed a chemical map to guide the exploratory synthesis of nitrides.

Magnetic shape-memory material with potential applications in biomedicine, aerospace, wearable electronics and robotics

New process for fabricating oxide perovskite crystals

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