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Materials chemistry news, March 2020

Organic semiconductors improved by polymer combination

Using a novel etching solution, researchers have developed a new method for making MXenes that does away with the need for water.

A novel separator with conductive carbon nanotubes can prevent lithium-metal batteries from heating up and catching fire in case of a short circuit.

Researchers have designed a system that can produce large quantities of the 2D material known as MXene while preserving its unique properties.

Producing single crystalline GaN nanowire growth based on an amorphous substrate

Wearable all-solid-state supercapacitors with excellent performance

flakes of material decorated with tiny particles could prove useful for catalyzing hydrogen generation reactions

A fabric made using salts could be used to gather drinking water from the atmosphere

Nanosensors powered by a stream of bubbles can seek out explosives and related hazards in only a few minutes

Hydrogel can ultrasonically charge bioelectronic implants

By combining two different polymers, researchers have managed to produce an ink that does not require any doping to conduct electricity.

A novel nickel-iron catalyst and polymer electrode binder can produce hydrogen from water as well as a precious metal catalyst.

Scientists have developed a novel material made from graphene oxide and a protein that can self-assemble into tissue-like vascular structures.

Researchers have found that adhesives can be made tougher by adding sacrificial bonds that are easily broken.

Researchers have shown that the adhesion of a catechol-containing glue that works underwater can be turned off with an electrical current.

Prof. Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser is using an Agents of Change grant to empower women in academia

Researchers have synthesized a crystalline material with two properties previously unseen in a single material: ferroelectricity and chirality.

For the first time, researchers have used cold sintering to compress a fine powder of the ceramic barium titanate into a solid mass in a single step.

new nanoparticle catalyst could drive artificial photosynthesis to provide clean energy while removing anthropogenic CO2 from the atmosphere

By changing density in response to illumination with a beam of light, a novel hydrogel can trap light inside specific sections of itself.

Researchers have engineered two-layered nanofibers consisting of an ordered row of alternating peptides and determined how they self-assemble.

Lead-absorbing polymer films can prevent toxic lead leaking from perovskite solar cells while have no effect on their performance.

thin nanostructured films of gold and nickel boost performance of direct methanol fuel cells

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