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Materials chemistry news, April 2021

Rotated graphene stacks up for better membranes

novel way of aligning graphene oxide sheets creates filtration membranes with improved flux and selectivity

mass distribution at the nanoscale is important for water-filtration performance

A novel conductive n-type polymer ink that is stable in air and at high temperatures could pave the way for innovative printed electronics.

Researchers have created a new hybrid thermoelectric material in which crystalline and amorphous sublattices are intertwined.

Using different size barium sulfate particles, researchers have produced the whitest paint ever, able to reflect up to 98.1% of sunlight.

By embedding calcium phosphate particles in resin, researchers have come up with a high-tech substitute for ivory, which can be 3D printed into parts.

in-situ optical microscopy reveals how lithium plating occurs on graphite particle anodes

Understanding the bactericidal properties of plant and animal surfaces helps improve implants

Programmable, dynamically-controlled surface of moveable metal pins helps 3D printing

Researchers have reported the first demonstration and observation of 3D hopfions emerging from 2D skyrmions in a magnetic nanomaterial.

Adding molecular cages to the polymer membrane in a lithium-ion battery can increase the flow of lithium ions by an order of magnitude.

Polymer nanoparticles that can deliver active agents to the developing lungs of a fetus could lead to treatments for congenital disorders in the future

By using a thin palladium film to transport hydrogen atoms, researchers have developed a room-temperature superconductor that works at lower pressures.

Enhanced ceramic materials, such as a novel bismuth-containing ceramic, could play a pivotal role in the development of 5G wireless technology.

Researchers have improved molecules known as mechanophores so they produce reversible and rapid color change when a force is applied.

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