Materials chemistry news, June 2022

By removing contaminants, researchers have managed to get boron nitride nanotubes to assemble themselves into liquid crystals.

Researchers have found that adding the organometallic ferrocene to perovskite-based solar cells can dramatically increase their efficiency and stability.

well-ordered novel carbon nanostructures such as nanowalls can be grown by electrodeposition from molten salts

electrochemical modification of carbon fibers makes polymer composites tougher

By combining semiconductors with flexible polymers, researchers have created a thermoelectric coating for converting low-grade heat into electrical power.

Unique properties of 2D materials stressed by contoured substrates

A novel method for upcycling the widely used plastic acrylonitrile butadiene styrene gives it better properties for 3D printing.

Non-toxic semiconductor alternative produces green hydrogen

fluorescent silk tag authenticates medicines and alcohol

Researchers have created a simple-to-make, recyclable polymer fiber that can perform like a muscle actuator.

A membrane produced by embedding a metal-organic framework into a polymer can remove hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide from natural gas.

Scientists have developed efficient photocatalysts for splitting water made from inorganic atomic clusters on titanium oxide supports.

Researchers have developed an oxysulfide glass electrolyte for use in ambient-temperature solid-state sodium-sulfur batteries.

By reacting sugar molecules with alkali metal salts, researchers have created a sponge-like material that can trap carbon dioxide in its cavities.

Researchers have developed a low-cost gel film made from abundant ingredients that can pull water from the air in even the driest climates.

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