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Materials Science news, July 2023

Researchers have shown the importance of elastic heterogeneity for tuning the molecular adsorption/desorption properties of metal–organic frameworks.

Palladium atoms on the surface of a catalyst can remove 90% of unburned methane from natural-gas engine exhaust at both low and high temperatures.

carbon fiber reinforced composite combined with piezoelectric nanoparticles acts as a self-powered sensor to detect stress and damage

intrinsic dielectric breakdown of polymers is associated with voids known as free volume elements (FVEs)

polymer-coated liquid metal EGaIn particle electrodes and interconnects for stretchable displays, multilayer pressure sensors, and soft artificial fingers

Researchers have shown that molecular crystals shaped like an octopus could be used to capture the radioactve iodine in nucelar waste.

Researchers have found a way to use aluminum foil to create solid-state batteries with a higher energy density and greater stability.

Researchers have shown that it is possible to imbue bulk 3D graphite with physical properties similar to graphite’s 2D counterpart, graphene.

For the first time, scientists have witnessed pieces of metal crack then fuse back together without any human intervention.

Two-step process helps wood to withstand combustion

Researchers have shown that a traditional manufacturing tool called metal cutting can be used to determine the properties of metal materials.

Containers with nanotextured interior walls can keep volatile organic compounds from accumulating on the surfaces of stored nanomaterials.

Novel triboelectric generator can power satellite communication system in harsh conditions

Halide perovskite nanocrystals grown on-site with precise control over location

Researchers have developed a method for processing cholesteric liquid crystals into micrometer-sized spherical particles.

Researchers have developed a liquid nanofoam that can provide effective protection against impacts and also regain its original shape.

A new thermoelectric cooler made from a metallic alloy boasts a much higher cooling power and efficiency than current thermoelectric units.

A novel titanium oxide nanofilament can not only harness sunlight to produce hydrogen by splitting water but can do so for months at a time.

Recycling a common plastic using electricity and some chemistry

Printing 3D solid objects at room temperature in a single step using metallic gel

For the first time, researchers have been able to to synthesize a topological semimetal made of platinum, tin and iron as a thin film.

Researchers have found a way to make thin films of an exciting new nickel oxide superconductor that are free of extended defects.

Researchers have created a cloak made of silica and aluminum that can cool an electric vehicle when it's hot and warm it when it's cold.

Researchers have shown that adding a simple sugar to the electrolyte of a flow battery can improve its longevity and capacity.

Researchers have developed a bioplastic made from spirulina cells that is both stronger than previous versions and can degrade in a backyard compost bin.

Using high-powered X-rays and machine learning, researchers have developed a method for visualizing intricate nanotextures in thin-film materials.

Researchers have unexpectedly discovered that ions conduct faster than electrons in conjugated polymers.

A new technique allows individual halide perovskite nanocrystals to be grown exactly where they are needed on a surface.

Researchers have developed a metallic gel that is highly electrically conductive and can be used to print 3D solid objects at room temperature.

A novel mathematical algorithm can predict the crystal structure of any material just based on knowledge of the atoms that make it up.

A speedy new method for predicting cement durability uses computer vision to measure the behavior of water droplets on cement surfaces.

Using nanosheets with a perovskite crystal structure, researchers have developed a dielectric capacitor with the highest energy density ever recorded.

Researchers have developed a 'one-pot’, catalyst-free process for creating porous organic polymers.

A novel method for testing the puncture reistance of materials at small scales can also predict the resistance at larger scales in real-world situations.

Researchers have developed capillary-controlled robotic flapping fins to create switchable optical and infrared light multipixel displays.

Researchers have developed a multifunctional composite polymer coating with both radiative and non-radiative cooling capacity.

Researchers used rotating magnets to induce magnetic nanoparticles to form chiral structures and then transferred this chirality to other materials.

Researchers have combined molecular gastronomy with biodegradable materials to create environmentally friendly nanocomposite-based sensors.

Scientists have developed a fluorine-based electrolyte that can protect lithium-metal batteries against performance decline.

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