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Materials Science news, February 2023

Using self-assembling iron oxide nanoparticles, researchers have managed to produce a solar harvester with enhanced energy conversion capabilities.

Using liquid crystalline elastomers, researchers have created smart fabrics that change shape when heated.

conductive cellulose-based ink for printing 3D stretchable wearable electronics is cheaper and less energy intensive to produce

lupin hull biowaste could offer a cheap, abundant, and environmentally friendly, feedstock for biomaterials and bioplastics

Placing a perovskite on a layer of metal or alternating layers of metal and a dielectric material can greatly increase its light-conversion efficiency.

Using a metal-organic framework, researchers have created an engineered wood that gets stronger as it absorbs carbon dioxide.

Novel triple-doping strategy promises performance boosts

Researchers have discovered that quantum geometry is primarily responsible for the superconductivity of magic-angle graphene.

A new type of polysulfate compound can be used to make polymer film capacitors that can better withstand high heat and electric fields.

3D-printing structures for housing human cells using self-assembling peptide ink

A new chemical vapor deposition technique takes advantage of a 'magic solvent' to produce stronger polymer coatings.

Using chiral phonons in a 2D material, researchers have managed to convert waste heat into spin information without needing magnetic materials.

Enhancing environmentally friendly food packaging

Sunlight-powered hydrogel that can absorb and clean polluted water

Reseachers have discovered that antiferroelectric thin films become ferroelectric below a certain thickness.

Researchers have developed a new type of microscope for the real-time visualization of the solid electrolyte interphase in lithium-ion batteries.

new cermet inspired by the bricks-and-mortar structure of natural nacre demonstrates promising properties for structural load-bearing applications

By growing layers of lithium metal on a lithium-hating surface, researchers have managed to produce fast-charging lithium-metal batteries.

Extremely short pulses from a high-powered laser can cause tiny defects in lithium-ion battery materials that actually enhance their performance.

Researchers have developed a solar-absorber gel that can efficiently soak up and clean dirty water to make it drinkable.

For the first time, researchers have managed to trap the quasiparticles known as excitons in simple stacks of two-dimensional materials.

A novel gel made from mucus molecules shows promise as a synthetic bone graft material.

Researchers used novel peptide inks to print hydrogels with complex structures that could be used for regenerative medicine and medical research.

Using molecular beam epitaxy, researchers have managed to deposit a ferroelectric semiconductor as a thin film just 5nm thick.

Researchers have designed simple repeating polymer substructures that can be used to build various deformable underwater robots.

Using a liquid metal alloy, researcers have created an elastic material that is impervious to both gases and liquids.

Researchers have discovered a novel quasiparticle that allows the thermal conductivity of ferroelectric materials to be altered by an electrical stimulus.

Researchers have created a set of computational models for predicting a hydrogel’s structure, mechanical properties and functional performance.

Researchers have visualized how the atoms in a perovskite crystal lattice rearrange themselves when a high-energy charge carrier is created in their midst.

Researchers have discovered that nanoscale defects and mechanical stress can cause the solid electrolytes in lithium-metal batteries to fail.

Researchers have found a way to switch the superconductivity in magic-angle graphene on and off with short electric pulses.

Researchers have shown that chemically modifying perovskite solar cells with a dipolar polymer can greatly improve their stability.

Researchers have found a way to greatly increase the length of time that quantum dot spin qubits can store quantum information.

Researchers have developed a novel electrochromic material that can conduct both heating and cooling by switching between two different conformations.

Novel carbon-nanotube yarns can convert mechanical movement into electricity more effectively than other material-based energy harvesters.

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