Materials chemistry news, July 2023

intrinsic dielectric breakdown of polymers is associated with voids known as free volume elements (FVEs)

Researchers have shown that molecular crystals shaped like an octopus could be used to capture the radioactve iodine in nucelar waste.

Halide perovskite nanocrystals grown on-site with precise control over location

Researchers have developed a liquid nanofoam that can provide effective protection against impacts and also regain its original shape.

A new thermoelectric cooler made from a metallic alloy boasts a much higher cooling power and efficiency than current thermoelectric units.

A novel titanium oxide nanofilament can not only harness sunlight to produce hydrogen by splitting water but can do so for months at a time.

Recycling a common plastic using electricity and some chemistry

For the first time, researchers have been able to to synthesize a topological semimetal made of platinum, tin and iron as a thin film.

Researchers have found a way to make thin films of an exciting new nickel oxide superconductor that are free of extended defects.

Researchers have shown that adding a simple sugar to the electrolyte of a flow battery can improve its longevity and capacity.

A new technique allows individual halide perovskite nanocrystals to be grown exactly where they are needed on a surface.

Researchers have developed a 'one-pot’, catalyst-free process for creating porous organic polymers.

Scientists have developed a fluorine-based electrolyte that can protect lithium-metal batteries against performance decline.

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