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Materials chemistry news, June 2020

By taking advantage of the strength of graphene, researchers have doubled the toughness of a ceramic material used to make solid electrolytes.

Researchers have developed a portable pyroelectric technology that generates electricity from the catalytic combustion of methanol.

By tuning the assembly process of bottlebrush-shaped polymers, a new 3D printing process can produce multiple colors from a single ink.

New structural supercapacitor electrode produced from nanofiber materials

new reaction process uses light to trigger the growth of polymer layers on a metal nanoparticle

Polymer coating could help biomedical devices and crop sprays

Natural multifunctional green composite coating improves on conventional coatings

New polymer materials for 3D printing can switch between different shapes in response to changes in temperature, electric current or stress.

Novel silk-based inks can respond to and quantify chemicals released from the body or in the surrounding environment by changing color.

Researchers have shown how the rotational motion of negative ions in a solid-state electrolyte can help drive the motion of positive lithium ions.

A novel silicon-ion battery with a layered metal oxide cathode and a liquid electrolyte works as well as some lithium-ion batteries.

At very high temperatures and pressures, nitrogen can adopt the same 2D crystalline structure as black phosphorus.

Using a magnetic nanocomposite coating, researchers have developed a highly porous smart sponge that selectively soaks up oil in water.

By inserting metal atoms between transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers, researchers have created a whole new library of 2D materials.

Cracking bonds with boranes

For the first time, researchers have synthesized large-scale 2D conjugated polymers, and thoroughly characterized their electronic properties.

Scientists have used graphene to help develop an opal-like crystalline material that could be the cornerstone of next generation smart sensors.

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