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Materials chemistry news, January 2020

Scientists have created self-assembled monolayers that are stable in air, made from spherical buckyballs with 'tails' of of ethylene glycol.

By studying a 'strange metal', physicists have uncovered direct evidence of quantum entanglement's role in bringing about quantum criticality.

Mechanoluminescent material visualizes the location of impacts

Tuning the body’s inflammatory response with hydrogels

Ultrasound offers more robust metal 3D printing

A new DNA-programmable nanofabrication platform can organize and assemble a variety of different nanomaterials in the same prescribed ways.

A newly synthesized class of ‘super-diamond’ carbon-based material can alter its properties depending on which guest atoms are trapped in its cages.

A nanoparticle comprising tiny spheres of copper dotted with single atoms of ruthenium makes an effective light-powered catalyst for producing syngas.

A novel composite material based on a metal-organic framework that can destroy toxic nerve agents has been integrated with textile fibers.

A plant-based adhesive can repair itself if damaged and could be more green than conventional glues

Researchers have developed a new version of the high-pressure carbon monoxide gas-phase process for producing single-walled carbon nanotubes.

Scientists have found a way to study the structure and properties of the underside of a freestanding complex oxide thin film.

By using aqueous electrolytes with a novel electrode, researchers have been able to produce a safe, cost-efficient battery that still performs well.

For the first time, scientists have managed to grow aluminum-based semiconductors for solar cells using hydride vapor phase epitaxy.

A novel polymer sponge covered in nanocrystalline silicon can remove over 90% of oil microdroplets from wastewater within 10 minutes.

Researchers have found that doping can turn the halide perovskite caesium tin iodide into an inexpensive, non-toxic thermoelectric material.

A new method for the solid-state thermal processing of silk allows the biopolymer to be molded directly into bulk parts with tunable properties.

nanocrystal core-shell catalyst for fuel cells uses less Pt but drives the oxygen reduction reaction more efficiently and is more durable

2019 Materials Today Innovation Award recognizes the development of high-quality growth methods for III-V compound semiconductor materials

A novel polymer can quickly transform from a thermal conductor to an insulator, and back again, in response to temperature changes.

A plastic wrap with a nanostructured, chemically treated surface can repel everything that comes into contact with it, including viruses and bacteria.

Neutron scattering experiments have helped to optimize a novel zeolite catalyst that can convert biomass into fuel sources with a high efficiency.

More durable materials from 3D printing of polymers

Automating polymer synthesis with robotics

New color fabric approach that helps control its spread of disease

Taking inspiration from drug discovery, scientists have developed metal-organic frameworks that can capture carbon dioxide from wet flue gasses.

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