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Materials chemistry news, December 2020

By realizing the quantum anomalous Hall effect in a multilayered insulator, researchers have produced a multilane highway for transporting electrons.

Researchers have developed a novel porous, carbon-based anode material that can increase the energy density of sodium-ion batteries.

When the thermoelectric semiconductor tin monoselenide is doped with antimony, it switches between p-type and n-type as doping increases.

By replicating the design of a mammal bone, researchers have improved the structural integrity of the cathode for a sodium-ion battery.

Researchers have developed a perovskite crystal that can detect gamma rays and a method to produce it in large volumes.

A team of researchers says it's time to step up efforts to find thermoelectric materials for cooling applications as well as power generation.

By using nanosheets and graphene foam in an island-bridge design, researchers have developed stretchable micro-supercapacitor arrays.

Improved solar energy storage using a molecular machine

Nanomaterial-based device that can heat or cool buildings

A new flexible, rechargeable, printable silver oxide-zinc battery can provide five to 10 times more power than current lithium-ion batteries.

Using triangular-shaped molecular building blocks, researchers have created an ultrathin porous membrane for filtering organic solvents.

By switching between two different nanomaterial sheets, engineers have produced a dual-mode heating and cooling device for buildings.

A magnesium battery with a new cathode and electrolyte can deliver a power density comparable to that of lithium-ion batteries.

Researchers have discovered that metal-organic frameworks need to be flexible in order to separate gases efficiently.

Researchers have developed a platform that combines a novel electrospray deposition tool with X-ray analysis for studying blended materials.

A novel AI algorithm called CAMEO was able to discover a potentially useful new material without requiring additional training from scientists.

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