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Materials chemistry news, August 2022

A novel coordination polymer based on lead and sulfur can act as an efficient photocatalyst for converting carbon dioxide to formate.

Researchers have developed a method for producing high-strength carbon fiber from chemically modified lignin and polyacrylonitrile.

Making surfaces superhydrophobic without using chemicals

novel precursors diethanolamine (DEA) and L-ascorbic acid (AA) in spray pyrolysis produces better cuprous oxide (Cu2O) thin films for electronics

By chemically modifying the surface of the 2D material MXene, researchers have created an effective material for absorbing mercury from water.

extremely sensitive MOF-based sensor meets the urgent need for detection of ultra-trace gas-phase radioactive iodine

Researchers have developed a novel polymerization technique that can control the molecular weight of polymers.

Using melamine to efficiently capture CO2 from flue gases

Polymer computing chip tracks health in real time

Using an inexpensive polymer called melamine, researchers have created a cheap, easy and energy-efficient way to capture carbon dioxide.

Researchers have shown that molybdenum vanadium oxides with large channels make an ideal electrode material for calcium-ion batteries.

By modulating the thermal switching temperature of block copolymers, researchers have come up with a novel way to cool electronic devices.

Researchers have developed an improved method for making a new type of semiconductor that is a few atoms thin and can interact with light.

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A novel platinum-gold alloy, 100 times more durable than high-strength steel, is believed to be the most wear-resistant metal in the world.

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An anitoxidant layer can enhance the stability of semi-transparent organic solar cells, allowing them to used as a roof material in greenhouses.

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Scientists have developed a novel material made from graphene oxide and a protein that can self-assemble into tissue-like vascular structures.

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