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Materials chemistry news, July 2020

Maximum Chern number can be reached and controlled in a real material

Healing wounds using honey and silk

An update on an ancient remedy has potential for effective scar-free healing of wounds

Taking their inspiration from shells and grapefruits, engineers have created what they say is the first manufactured non-cuttable material.

Graphene oxide-wrapped nanospheres can help destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria and antibiotic-resistance genes in wastewater treatment plants.

A novel 'GI tract-on-a-chip'has shown that covalent adaptable hydrogels can degrade and spontaneously reform in the gastrointestinal tract.

Doped graphene nanoribbons could help in quantum computing

By varying the amounts of two different monomers, researchers have developed polymer materials that can produce a shape-memory hand.

Melanin that is enriched with selenium protects against harmful radiation from medical X-rays and in spaceflight

A newly synthesized compound has helped scientists understand the elusive quantum spin liquid state, but also raised questions as well.

Researchers have synthesized a new form of melanin enriched with selenium for protecting human tissue against harmful radiation.

Scientists move synthesis from the lab to the computer

A carbon nanotube film possesses a combination of thermal, electrical and physical properties that could make it of use for next-generation smart fabrics.

Researchers have developed a three-layer anti-reflection coating for making plastic sheets conductive and more transparent.

Researchers have found that a salt based on the organic compound piperidine can greatly improve the longevity of perovskite solar cells.

By shining laser light onto an impure crystal, researchers were able to cool a semiconductor cantilever to at least 20°C below room temperature.

Embedding metallic nanoparticles inside ceramics could be key to exploiting their commercial potential in many applications

Smart medicines could generate drugs and imaging agents when they come into contact with diseased tissues

A light-powered metal catalyst, comprising tiny spheres of aluminum dotted with specks of palladium, can break the strong chemical bonds in fluorocarbons.

By adding fluorine to a commercially available liquid electrolyte, researchers have boosted its stability and performance in lithium-metal batteries.

Materials called metal-organic frameworks can be spun into fibres to filter particulate pollutants from air

Researchers have developed a family of polymer materials that come alive when hit with light – bending, rotating and even crawling on surfaces.

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