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Materials chemistry news, November 2019

Researchers have developed a novel polymer coating that dramatically reduces the amount of water needed to flush a conventional toilet.

Storing renewable energy even when there is no sun or wind

New class of polymers brings cheaper grid batteries

Applying a thin layer of iron, vanadium, tungsten and aluminum to a silicon crystal produces a highly efficient thermoelectric material.

Metal structure that is so water repellent that it won’t sink even when damaged or punctured

Researchers have developed new organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite materials that don't contain lead and have a much improved stability.

Embedding electrical circuits inside 3D-printed plastics to improve electronic devices

Using computer-based simulations of atoms and molecules in solution, scientists have identified a general mechanism governing crystal growth.

By juggling four different chemical reactions in a single flask, researchers have combined four polymers to form a single multicrystalline substance.

Researchers have found that a class of polymers known as AquaPIMs can produce an ideal membrane for use in a flow battery.

By replacing some of the lead in perovskites with indium, scientists have quashed the defects in perovskite solar cells and enhanced their stability.

coating silk sutures with antimicrobial spider silk proteins could alleviate the problem of post-surgical infection

By incorporating a special monomer, scientists have developed polymers that can break down more easily under certain conditions.

New materials could arise from the unexpected discovery of unusual configurations of oxygen and nitrogen on graphene.

new type of membrane can filter micropollutants like pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and plasticizers from drinking or wastewater

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