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A newly synthesized class of ‘super-diamond’ carbon-based material can alter its properties depending on which guest atoms are trapped in its cages.

Light-activated biomimetic hydrogel for infection-beating wound dressings

Ultrasound can have a significant impact on the inner micro-structure of 3D printed metal alloys, making them more consistent and stronger.

A nanoparticle comprising tiny spheres of copper dotted with single atoms of ruthenium makes an effective light-powered catalyst for producing syngas.

By combining electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy, researchers have been able to watch the growth of lithium dendrites.

The properties of perovskites can be controlled with strain engineering by growing thin films on substrates with different compositions.

For the first time, researchers have been able to grow, image with atomic resolution and investigate the properties of 2D amorphous carbon.

A novel composite material based on a metal-organic framework that can destroy toxic nerve agents has been integrated with textile fibers.

A plant-based adhesive can repair itself if damaged and could be more green than conventional glues

A new method for growing thin layers of the semiconductor gallium nitride can produce high-power transistors.

Researchers have developed a new version of the high-pressure carbon monoxide gas-phase process for producing single-walled carbon nanotubes.

Making your phone last longer with sulfur

Second-order nonlinear optical effects can be induced in a titanium dioxide slab by covering it in gold triangles.

Researchers have used a ‘multi-messenger’ approach to probe the properties of quantum materials at nanoscale resolutions.

Scientists have found a way to study the structure and properties of the underside of a freestanding complex oxide thin film.

By using aqueous electrolytes with a novel electrode, researchers have been able to produce a safe, cost-efficient battery that still performs well.

For the first time, scientists have managed to grow aluminum-based semiconductors for solar cells using hydride vapor phase epitaxy.

Droplets containing chain-like liquid crystal molecules with different lengths can transform into complex shapes when the temperature drops.

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