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Materials Science news, March 2023

Researchers have managed to successfully integrate two-dimensional materials with silicon microchips.

A novel electrolyte containing inexpensive chloride salts can raise the Coulombic efficiency of zinc batteries to nearly 100%.

Turkish researchers develop biocompatible and eco-friendly TENG

Using patchy particles, researchers built a micrometer-size model of graphene and used it to obtain insights into defects in 2D materials.

Researchers have developed a smart bandage comprising a flexible polymer embedded with electronics and medication for treating chronic wounds.

A common ingredient in traditional medicine goes under the microscope

By taking advantage of ‘atom economy’, researchers have developed a faster, more efficient method for producing the 2D materials known as MXenes.

Researchers have used structural-color fibers comprising layers of different polymers to produce an optical barcode for identifying different fabrics.

Using ceramic materials, researchers have developed an oxygen-ion battery that is longer lasting than lithium-ion batteries.

By stacking two semiconducting 2D materials, researchers have, for the first time, managed to create a 'spherical cow’ Kondo lattice.

marine planktonic organism, Acantharia, has a star-shaped endoskeleton of 20 spicules in a unique geometric pattern

Synthesizing perovskites more effectively

energy efficient process uses bacteria to produce bone-like porous CaCO3-based composites

Scalable, automatable process for energy-efficient building materials

Researchers have developed a semiconductor metasurface that can dynamically steer light pulses from incoherent light sources like LEDs.

Using artificial intelligence, researchers have designed random heteropolymers that can mimic many of the properties of natural proteins.

Researchers have developed a stronger, greener form of concerete made from extra-terrestrial dust, potato starch and a pinch of salt.

Using computer simulations and quantum calculations, researchers have modelled how charges are produced and transported in organic solar cells.

Researchers have developed a new method for structurally splitting, editing and reconstituting specific layered nanomaterials.

A new technique can reveal how materials respond – at the nanoscale and in near-real time – when they are scratched, indented or experience shear stress.

Understanding the complexities of complex materials

Using the technology behind predictive text, researchers have developed an AI model that can predict the properties of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).

Researchers have discovered that the charge density waves in a kagome lattice crystal are directly linked to its magnetism.

Researchers have developed a versatile technique for manufacturing soft polymer materials in a dozen different structures.

Researchers have developed a liquid-metal-filled organogel composite with high electrical conductivity, high stretchability and self-healing properties.

A new polymer material made from interconnected microscale knots is far tougher than identically structured but unknotted materials.

Using computational screening, researchers have discovered more than a dozen 2D semiconductor materials with high carrier mobility.

A novel plasmonic paint utilizes a nanoscale structural arrangement of aluminum and aluminum oxide to create different colors.

A novel superconducting hydride material operates at a temperature and pressure low enough for practical applications.

A novel conductive polymer coating could lead to longer lasting, more powerful lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles.

Two new complex oxides could help usher in more energy-efficient computer chips and devices that combine memory and logic.

Researchers have calculated that 2D ferroelectric materals will bend in response to an electrical stimulus, allowing them to act as a nano-scale switch.

Researchers have developed novel spin qubits by trapping electrons in chemically modified carbon nanotubes.

Trapped electrons traveling in circular loops inside graphene quantum dots could make novel magnetic field sensors.

An anitoxidant layer can enhance the stability of semi-transparent organic solar cells, allowing them to used as a roof material in greenhouses.

Researchers have developed a new and improved method for incorporating phase-change materials into construction materials.

Researchers have discovered an entirely new family or sub-category of highly correlated topological phases in the semiconductor gallium arsenide.

Channeling ions along the grain boundaries in perovskite materials improves the stability and operational performance of perovskite solar cells.

A novel heterostructure made from layers of a topological insulator, graphene and superconducting gallium could make an efficient topological qubit.

By incorporating bacteria into a hydrogel, researchers have developed a 3D-printable bioink that can mineralize over the course of a few days.

Researchers have used a nanoscale network of pyramid-shaped structures to prevent dust, including lunar dust, from sticking to surfaces.

Using electron microscopy and computer modeling, researchers have studied the corrosion of metal alloys by molten salts in one, two and three dimensions.

Researchers have created a new type of quantum material whose atomic scaffolding has been dramatically warped into a herringbone pattern.

Researchers have investigated in detail how electric fields can be used to tune the thermal properties of ferroelectric materials.

Researchers have developed a novel ceramic polymer material for use as a solid electrolyte in a lithium-air battery.

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