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Materials chemistry news, March 2021

By covering cubic silicon carbide in nanopores, researchers have created an efficient light-powered material for splitting water to produce hydrogen.

A new, inexpensive dipping process using a sulfolane additive can produce high-quality perovskite crystalline thin film for use in solar cells.

By utilizing a semisolid electrode, researchers have found a way to prevent the formation of dendrites in lithium-ion batteries with a solid electrolyte.

machine learning algorithm trained to predict pullout forces of carbon nanotubes from polymer matrix

novel bio-polymer based on microalgae could offer a sustainable alternative to synthetic polymers produced from fossil fuels

For the first time, researchers have created borophane – an atomically thin boron material that is stable at standard temperatures and air pressures.

A novel glass display with a high white light contrast ratio can smoothly transition between a broad spectrum of colors when electrically charged.

A novel bio-based, fully recyclable polymer membrane for separating oil and water can be reused even after its pores are clogged.

New phenomenon discovered for half-auxetic materials

A new fabrication technique could allow lithium-ion batteries to use the same production processes for ceramic electrolytes as for liquid electrolytes.

A novel chemical-responsive hydrogel shell can generate dynamic morphological changes, including periodic oscillations similar to heartbeats.

Researchers have developed a novel cerium molybdate material that exhibits high antiviral activity against the coronavirus that causes covid-19.

Using X-rays, researchers have revealed the presence of both lithium hydride and lithium fluoride in the interphase of lithium-metal batteries.

Using a weakly binding electrolyte, researchers developed a lithium-metal battery that can be repeatedly recharged at temperatures as low as -60°C.

Researchers have developed hydrogels that are cell-compatible, biodegradable and can change shape over time in response to water.

Researchers have discovered a halide ion conductor that could dramatically improve the efficiency and lifespan of solid-state sodium-ion batteries.

Scientists have discovered the crucial role played by one of the solvents used in the fabrication process for perovskite solar cells.

porous silica nanoparticles impregnated with nanoceria offer novel way to treat osteoporosis

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