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Materials chemistry news, October 2020

Researchers have shown that hydrogen peroxide can act as a 'magic' chemical for producing 2D materials with sharp, defined edges.

Improved heat management of electronic devices

Dissipating heat in electronic devices with graphite films

Thermochemical energy storage for renewable energy

New solar cell design improves their ability to absorb light

Bacterial biofilms can mechanically disrupt tissue means they could damage their host without using toxins

A new type of topological insulator can efficiently propagate an exotic form of quasiparticle known as an exciton-polariton at warmer temperatures.

For the first time, researchers have produced superconductivity at room temperature by compressing a hydrogen-rich material at extremely high pressures.

Researchers have developed a new magnetic material that, together with a special process to access it, can offer greater data storage densities than ever.

By utilizing a soap-like film, researchers have managed to print organic semiconductor films on a special surface that is highly solution-repellent.

Using a simple vapor treatment, researchers have transformed a photoinactive material in perovskite solar cells into a photosensitive version.

Using experiments and simulations, researchers have identified the configurations of dislocations that give rise to desirable properties in a model alloy.

light-activated bioadhesive bonds tissue together in wet or dry conditions

By using chelating ligands to incorporate metal ions into elastomers, researchers have created novel materials for repairing biological tissue.

The natural world is proving a useful resource for building biocompatible and environmentally friendly bio-based devices

A novel machine-learning algorithm has rapidly rediscovered rules governing catalysts that took humans years of difficult calculations to reveal.

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