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Materials chemistry news, December 2019

A new magnetic shape-memory polymer can be transformed into a variety of different shapes with magnetic fields and then be locked into place.

Bonding sensitive rubber to electronic components

A novel design strategy for identifying new materials exhibiting a metal-insulator transition has led to the discovery of molybdenum oxynitride.

A new model has revealed how tiny tweaks to the molecular shapes in non-fullerene acceptors can improve the performance of organic solar cells.

Researchers have developed a new copper-titanium alloy for 3D printing that is much less prone to cracking or distortion than other titanium alloys.

A synthetic actuator made from thermo-responsive liquid crystal polymer networks and a coat of dye can learn to bend and walk in response to light.

Lab-grown mini-tumours with a network of functioning blood vessels will assist understanding of cancer and drug testing

This year JALCOM celebrates it’s 60 anniversary with a special issue.

Researchers test a sampling of synthetic, biocompatible hydrogels to see how tuning them influences the body’s inflammatory response.

chemical compounds based on thorium and hydrogen conduct electricity without resistance at relatively high temperatures

A new ion-transport membrane technology based on microporous polymers could reduce the cost of storing energy and purifying water.

By encapsulating perovskite nanocrystals in both silica and plastic hairs, researchers have enhanced their ability to withstand moisture.

Using 3D printing technology, scientists have developed an efficient elastocaloric cooling material made from a nickel-titanium alloy,

Cobalt-doped molybdenum disulfide grown on a carbon cloth makes an effective catalyst for converting dinitrogen into ammonia.

Depositing an organic polymer as highly aligned crystals produces a transparent, flexible coating with high electrical conductivity.

German Research Foundation honours Dr. Baptiste Gault with Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award

A new liquid-handling robotic system for synthesizing novel synthetic polymers can create up to 384 different polymers at once.

plastic waste in seawater breaks down and dissolves into organic molecules much more quickly than expected when exposed to sunlight

highly porous polymer foam that mimic bone marrow drives the differentiation of blood-forming stem cells

CNTs produced from CO2 using low-energy chemical processes drastically reduce emissions associated with construction materials

Scientists have developed a new approach for making metal-metal composites and porous metals with a ‘bicontinuous’ structure in thin films.

Perovskite for low-temperature ammonia production

Continuing research in the field of nanomaterials for energy storage will be critical for the widespread adoption of sustainable energy sources.

A combination of 3D printing and photo-controlled/living polymerization can produce objects that transform their shape in response to certain conditions.

Researchers have developed a new type of polymer gel that, while still highly porous and malleable, has a much more ordered structure.

'Designer substrates' produced by exposing silicon to phosphine gas offer a quick and inexpensive way to synthesize high quality 2D crystals.

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