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Materials chemistry news, June 2021

Researchers have developed a sprayable hydrogel that forms a barrier to keep heart tissue from adhering to surrounding tissue after surgery.

groups of enzyme-powered nano-sized robots swarm in biological fluids and inside organisms

A novel graphene-based aerogel with a structure similar to meringue is the lightest sound insulation material ever manufactured.

Researchers hope that carbon obtained from coffee grounds could build better and more sustainable batteries

Cardiac disease can cause damage that the body cannot fix. Artificial tissues made with spider silk could be the answer

Research into using structures called dendrimers to deliver photoactive materials into cancer cells could yield new approaches for therapy and diagnosis

Novel crystalline form of silicon for the next generation of electronic and energy devices

Researchers have created a sustainable polymer film by assembling plant proteins into materials that mimic spider silk on a molecular level.

New route to creating complex architectures from graphite powder

Biodegradable battery for the Internet of Things, integrated health monitoring, and environmental or agricultural sensing

Researchers have developed a novel photopolymerization process for synthesizing two-dimensional polymers.

A novel separator based on a metal-organic framework can keep gas-based electrolytes from vaporizing in batteries that work at ultra-low temperatures.

Researchers have shown that covalent organic frameworks can be turned into a porous aerogel that could find use as a custom membrane in batteries.

Based on their predictions, researchers have developed a bismuth alloy with oddly behaving electrons that manipulate heat in unusual ways.

high pressure shocks shown to lead to new forms of matter

A novel crystalline form of silicon with a hexagonal structure could help to create next-generation electronic and energy devices.

Researchers have discovered that a layered crystal made of rhenium and silicon can produce a highly efficient transverse thermoelectric generator.

Inspired by the natural adhesives of mussels and barnacles, researchers have developed their own natural adhesive from fibrous silk proteins.

researchers reveal the secrets of transition metal-nitrogen-carbon (M-N-C) catalyst pyrolysis

A novel, low-cost, sustainable aerogel made from cellulose nanofibrils and alginate shows promise for use in drug delivery and wound dressing.

Researchers have chemically modified the organic material fluorenone for use in redox flow batteries, replacing expensive vanadium.

Researchers have shown how controlling the alignment of atoms at the surface of battery electrodes can enhance their interface with solid electrolytes.

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