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Materials Science news, June 2018

Silicon stealth sheet can hide objects from prying infrared eyes

A new cloaking material made from silicon nanowires can absorb approximately 94% of the infrared light it encounters.

Graphene film can have higher thermal conductivity than graphite film

A novel graphene-assembled film possesses higher thermal conductivity than graphite film, even though graphite consists of many layers of graphene.

3D-printing provides fast, continuous means of producing nerve guidance conduits (NGCs) to help treat peripheral nervous systems injuries.

Using a novel two-step synthesis process, researchers have produced organic polymers with crystalline, two-dimensional structures.

Scientists have discovered how the mechanical properties of MOFs relate to their structure, particularly the role played by functional groups.

Scientists have discovered that reactive elements and water combine to create a fast-growing, nanocrystalline oxide scale on high-temperature alloys.

Scientists have discovered that barium titanium sulfide interacts in different ways with infrared light coming from two different directions.

Singlet oxygen is confirmed as the reactive species that irreversibly damages transition metal cathode materials in lithium ion batteries.

A new composite binder made primarily of fly ash, a by-product of coal-fired power plants, can replace Portland cement in concrete.

Studies with an electron microscope have revealed that batteries based on sodium and potassium hold promise as an alternative to lithium-ion batteries.

Computer simulations have revealed that certain halide double perovskites could make effective photocatalysts for splitting water.

Researchers have used nano-discs made of 2D boron nitride to squeeze infrared light into ultra-confined spaces and create a nanoscale antenna.

A new cathode material comprising iron trifluoride nanorods with added cobalt and oxygen could triple the energy density of lithium-ion batteries.

A new hybrid conductive material comprising liquid metal embedded in an elastic polymer can be bent and stretched at will.

A novel composite made of hydrogel and a 2D material can conduct electricity, stretch by more than 3400%, self-heal and adhere to many surfaces.

A new scanning tunneling microscopy technique can, for the first time, reveal the detailed molecular structure of conjugated polymers.

Platinum nanoparticles can lower the impedance of graphene electrodes while keeping them transparent for recording neuronal activity.

Scientists have developed a simple way to produce a conductive graphene foam that they can shape into 3D objects such as battery electrodes.

New hybrid conductive material, part elastic polymer and part liquid metal, which can be bent and stretched easily.

A new metal-organic framework is the first to selectively and reversibly capture nitrogen dioxide from air at ambient pressures and temperatures.

A chill pill for tissue engineering.

Elsevier releases 2017 CiteScore values.

Scientists have confirmed a magnetic property known as ‘chirality’ in nanometer-thick samples of amorphous, multilayered metal-based materials.

Using novel analytical techniques, scientists have been able to study the behavior of excitons trapped in quantum wells made of perovskite compounds.

By combining a fungal organic pigment with a transparent polymer, researchers have developed a novel semiconductor material.

Dr. Md Julker Nine has been presented with the Carbon Journal Prize for 2018.

Living systems can be used to build the new world of nanotechnology.

Atomically thin nanowires improve efficiency of conversion of heat to electricity.

3D printing an "artificial" cornea.

Mid-infrared biosensor on multi-resonant metasurface.

See-through silver conductor for flexible smart screens.

Neural networks can predict the light-scattering properties of layered nanoparticles and design nanoparticles for a desired light-scattering behavior.

Scientists have found that the most effective thermoelectric materials can be realized by shaping substances such as tin telluride into 1D nanowires.

Researchers have developed a new way to grow mineralized materials that could regenerate hard tissues such as dental enamel and bone.

Scientists have trained a neural network to recognize features in a material's x-ray absorption spectrum that are sensitive to the arrangement of atoms.

Scientists have developed a blueprint for fabricating new heterostructures from different types of two-dimensional materials.

A material comprising layers of graphene and magnetic metals like nickel can induce exotic behavior in electrons at the interface between the layers.

Scientists have shown they can predict the failure of granular materials such as gravel by monitoring naturally arising acoustic vibrations.

Atomic force microscopy has revealed the role of atomically thin layers of water in an energy storage material called crystalline tungsten oxide dihydrate.

Physicists have calculated that exposing a topological semimetal to a magnetic field could turn it into a highly efficient thermoelectric material.

Revisiting an old technology to capture energy from the rolling sea.

A self-healing material made from liquid metal droplets suspended in a soft elastomer can spontaneously repair itself when damaged.

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