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Materials Science news, October 2022

Using a novel form of electron microscopy, researchers have directly visualized the photocarrier transport properties of cubic boron arsenide.

Monitoring kidney function might get less invasive

For the first time, researchers formed a rare-earth complex on a gold surface and then rotated it with a scanning tunneling microscope.

Plasmon spectroscopy answers key questions for future electronics

Researchers have shown that ruthenium dioxide nanoparticles doped with nickel make a cheap and effective anode catalyst for splitting water.

Using 2D semiconductors, researchers have developed an optical spectrometer small enough to fit on a microchip.

Mechanical engineers have developed an artificial-intelligent material system that can learn behaviors over time and develop a ‘muscle memory’.

Researchers have come up with a speedy way to produce an iron-nickel alloy found in meteorites that could replace rare-earth magnets.

A novel composite coating made of the 2D material MXene and vanadium in a polymer solution can absorb and disburse electromagnetic radiation.

Water-repellent smart sensor alerts when wearer is drowning

For the first time, researchers have successfully 3D bioprinted a breast cancer tumor, which they have then treated with anticancer drugs.

Some materials retain memory of previous stretching

Fast water desalination helped by new type of membrane

Using a novel microscopy technique, researchers have tracked the movement of lithium ions inside a promising new battery material in real time.

A novel analytical toolkit for measuring the binding forces between single proteins and a substrate like cellulose could help to develop new nanomaterials.

Using light and a catalyst, researchers have been able to produce a soft and stretchy version and a hard and rigid version of the same polymer.

Researchers have shown that colloidal crystals comprising arrays of nanoparticles held together by DNA have shape-memory properties.

Researchers have developed a novel machine-learning model that can predict the heat capacity of metal-organic frameworks

Loop currents could explain how a quantum material is able to switch from an insulator to a conductor when exposed to a magnetic field.

A new class of carbide materials is capable of producing tunable plasmonic properties while withstanding incredibly high temperatures.

Researchers have developed a way to engineer the surfaces of materials that makes them both hydrophilic and very slippery.

For the first time, researchers have shown that the topological properties of a quantum material can be switched on and off with a magnetic field.

The silk naturally produced by silkworms can be made 70% stronger than spider silks by removing a sticky outer layer and then manually spinning it.

Researchers have developed a solid-state ‘twisted’ crystalline layered material that can give rise to tiny light-emitting points called color centers.

Researchers have determined how memories form in materials called disordered solids and how existing memories can be ‘read’ and even erased.

Researchers have developed a shape-memory material made of ceramic rather than metal, which can operate at much higher temperatures.

A breakthrough catalytic process can transform the most widely produced plastic into the second-most widely produced plastic.

Researchers have created a new formula for the world's whitest paint based on hexagonal boron nitride, making it thinner and lighter.

Researchers have discovered how to use a laser beam to control the spin of electrons, and therefore the magnetic order, within a 2D semiconductor.

Using stretchable semiconductor polymers, researchers have developed synaptic transistors that can act like neurons in the brain.

Researchers have created a new way to self-assemble materials, by using sticky DNA strands to fold up chains of oil droplets.

Researchers have developed a method of 3D printing that promises to create prints faster, using multiple types of polymer resin in a single object.

Researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind, plant-inspired extrusion process for growing synthetic material for soft robots.

Researchers have created thicker, faster-charging electrodes for lithium-ion batteries by using a magnet to vertically align 2D materials.

Using an inexpensive temperature-growth method, researchers have managed to produce single-crystal perovskite optical fibers.

Researchers have developed a silk-based material that can repel both water and almost anything that contains water.

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