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Materials chemistry news, October 2019

Improving on Dirac cone approximation in graphene thermionic emission

Navigational tools from the 16th century have helped researchers understand how polymer spheres can be transformed into twisted spindles.

Material with unconventional behavior affected by strong magnetic fields

New technique for 3D printing of soft materials with additive manufacturing

An alloy-based nanoparticle catalyst offers a greener route to producing a more robust version of a polymer used in bulletproof vests.

A novel mathematical approach based on graph theory can predict which pairs of zeolite types can be transformed from one to the other.

Researchers have developed silk materials that can wrinkle into highly detailed patterns, which can be erased by flooding the silk surface with vapor.

Complex shape-shifting lattices composed of multiple elastomeric materials can grow or shrink in response to changes in temperature.

Researchers have developed an artificial, layered crystal composed of the elements lanthanum, titanium, cobalt and oxygen in atom-thick sheets.

Researchers have found that submerging a polymer in liquid water can boost its ability to selectively remove carbon dioxide from gas mixtures.

As a step towards fabricating circuits from nanomaterials, engineers have created heterostructures from the 2D materials graphene and borophene.

Scientists have found a new way to manipulate the electronic properties of 2D tungsten disulfide that could prove useful for quantum computing.

Researchers have created a net-like structure, called a ‘nanochain’, of antimony, which can enhance lithium-ion charge capacity in batteries.

Smart skin that responds to heat and sunlight

Films of platinum only two atoms thick supported by graphene could usher in fuel cell catalysts with unprecedented catalytic activity and longevity.

Researchers have found that doping indium oxide with molybdenum rather than tin doubles the conductivity of this transparent conductor.

A Lewis acid offers an effective way to change the electrical properties of certain organic semiconductors, but only in the presence of water.

Coating chlorine-etched aluminum foil with carbon nanotubes created a material that is 10 times blacker than anything previously reported.

Smallest ever spectrometer based on a single nanowire

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