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Materials Science news, August 2023

Researchers have developed a 'living material’ for cleaning up pollutants by combining a seaweed-based polymer with genetically engineered bacteria.

Researchers have developed a new machine-learning model for discovering magnetic materials that are free of critical elements.

Researchers have developed a chemical system of synthetic replicators that shows the first signs of Darwinian evolution.

By using the fluorescent properties of hexagonal boron nitride, researchers have traced the paths of individual molecules within nanofluidic structures.

A computer model of realistic graphene structures has shown that graphene doesn't need to be perfect to be used for technological applications.

Researchers have developed best-practice guidelines for evaluating the performance of radiative-cooling materials.

A new technique uses a combination of viscosity and electrochemical impedance measurements to determine the dispersibility of electrode slurries.

Researchers have developed a framework for predicting how the structure of solid-state electrolytes can affect the performance of a battery.

Refining the microstructure of the negative graphite electrode in a lithium-ion battery can lead to faster charging times and higher energy density.

By stacking together two different 2D materials, researchers have produced a quantum light emitter that can generate circularly polarized single photons.

Researchers have confirmed that protons can permeate through graphene, via wrinkles that stretch the graphene lattice.

Researchers have created a designer quantum material that features a quasiparticle made of entangled electrons known as a triplon.

Researchers used kirigami, the Japanese art of folding and cutting paper, to develop ultrastrong, lightweight materials.

Researchers have devised a highly accurate method for creating coatings of biologically active materials for a variety of medical products.

Researchers have found a way to use particles of light as a ‘switch’ to connect and control the spin of electrons in a quantum material.

Researchers have visualized the microscopic behavior of interacting electrons that gives rise to the insulating quantum phase of twisted bilayer graphene.

For the first time, researchers have successfully conncted carbon nanotube electrodes to individual graphene nanoribbons.

Researchers have confirmed that the 'seed' particles used to grow gold nanoparticles are actually 32-atom spherical molecules known as gold buckyballs.

industrial thermoplastic composite waste can be recycled into filaments for additive manufacturing

Japanese researchers develop novel, promising alternative

Advanced functionalities of non-collinear antiferromagnets

Tribo-sanitizer decontaminates food storage materials

Recycling polyester with just heat, a non-toxic solvent, and a basic household ingredient

Thin-film nanoporous membrane offers sustainable management of wastewater

new family of low density TiMgLi-based compositionally complex alloys promise hydrogen storage at room temperature

By combining pyrolysis and hydroformylation, researchers have developed a novel process for turning low-value waste plastic into high-value products.

Using computer simulations of glass-forming particles, researchers have discovered a new type of exotic ordering that can influence glass formation.

Researchers have shown that placing a curved ribbon of graphene onto a flat sheet of graphene offers a novel way to explore the field of twistronics.

For the first time, researchers have shown that it’s possible to reproduce brain-like, non-local behavior in a quantum material.

Researchers have developed a novel nanocomposite with intriguing properties by mixing hard and soft versions of boron nitride.

Researchers have shown that magnetic moments in non-collinear antiferromagnets will respond differently to magnetic fields and electric currents.

Inspired by mussels, researchers have developed a new kind of membrane that can separate chemicals within wastewater so effectively they can be reused.

Researchers have discovered that electrons move through the interior of a quantum anomalous Hall insulator, rather than at the edges.

Scrambling electron spins in a layered antiferromagnet with a light pulse leads to an ultrafast mechanical response across the entire sample.

Researchers have found a way to tune the spin density in diamond, changing it by a factor of two, by applying an external laser or microwave beam.

Macro-rotaxanes comrising multiple cyclic wheels locked together with high-molecular-weight axles can enhance the properties of soft polymers.

Researchers have discovered that, in the absence of corrosion, lithium forms a 12-sided figure known as a rhombic dodecahedron on electrode surfaces.

Using an array of microelectrodes, researchers have shown that cracks in cathode particles can actually help to reduce battery charge time.

Researchers have shown that chemically generated fluid flows can be used to assemble 2D polymeric sheets into 3D structures.

adding a bulky cation to a perovskite improves the stability and efficiency of solar cells

A novel method for extracting lignin from wheat straw can produce a more uniform molecule with a consistent molecular weight.

Researchers have produced a novel, highly scalable supercapacitor for storing renewable energy by combining cement, carbon black and water.

Researchers have grown high-quality thin films of a novel superconductor and shown that it can withstand high magnetic fields.

Researchers have engineered microbes to be able to convert plant sugars into starting ingredients for a recyclable plastic known as PDK.

A novel robot called RoboMapper can conduct experiments more efficiently and sustainably to develop new semiconductor materials with desirable properties.

Researchers have found a way to incorporate brittle n-type semiconductors into flexible electronic systems, by sandwiching them between rubbery elastomers.

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