Materials chemistry news, February 2020

Laser-etched metal improves solar power generation

Nanoscale structures improve on spectral absorption

Chemobrionics aids self-assembly of complex bio-inspired structures for bone regeneration

droplet-to-particle spray pyrolysis using charred wood micro-channel reactor produces uniform alloy/oxide nanoparticles

stacking ultrathin and complex oxide single-crystal layers for new electronic devices

Fluidizing catalyst particles in electrolyte instead of gluing them to electrodes avoids a rapid decline in electrocatalytic performance.

Physicists have created novel nanowires by threading conductive tellurium atomic chains through insulating boron nitride nanotubes.

By filtering out the water produced when carbon dioxide is converted to methanol, a novel zeolite membrane can improve the reaction efficiency.

A new method for synthesizing covalent organic frameworks has revealed that so-called 'spectator' molecules can form a critical part of their structure.

Researchers incorporated protein pores found in cell membranes at high density into polymer sheets to produce highly efficient filtration membranes.

Researchers have developed a more efficient, safer and cost-effective way to produce large, high purity crystals of cadmium telluride for solar cells.

A mix-and-match, modular strategy could produce over 65,000 different types of complex nanoparticles, each comprising up to six different materials.

Researchers have developed an ultra-thin, ultra-flexible, transparent electronic material that can be printed and rolled out like newspaper.

A novel metal-organic framework coating for electronic devices can release water vapor to dissipate the heat these devices generate.

By utilizing cross-linker molecules that form sticky ends when cleaved, researchers have been able to fuse different cross-linked polymers together.

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