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Materials Science news, September 2023

By combining high-entropy materials with halide perovskites, researchers have found a way to produce semiconductors at low temperatures.

Researchers have fabricated a pure form of glass and coated it with stramds of DNA to create a material that is both lightweight and stronger than steel.

Researchers developed 'sticky' silica particles that can capture coronavirus particles and attached them to the surface of face masks.

materials systems and essential mechanisms for novel brain-like computing identified

A novel bottom-up approach to producing nanomaterials takes advantage of the fact that crystals often grow in a specific direction.

Grafting isolated copper atoms onto 2D polymer templates produces a highly efficient catalyst for converting carbon dioxide into methane.

Researchers have proposed a new theoretical framework, involving thermal avalanches, to explain dynamical heterogeneities in glass-forming liquids.

Using various spectroscopic techniques, researchers have shown that engineered lab-grown diamonds can make good photoelectrode materials.

Researchers have produced a dynamic window that can switch between transparent, blocking infrarerd light and blocking both infrared and visible light.

Researchers have shown that doping the topological material cobalt-tin-sulfur with nickel can produce a substantial spin Hall effect.

A novel metal-organic framework film with the smallest possible thickness can perform record levels of hydrogen-nitrogen separation.

Researchers have found a way to grow high-quality indium selenide, a 2D semiconductor, on an industrial-scale silicon wafer.

By dispersing single atoms of platinum on a sheet of molybdenum sulphide, researchers have developed an inexpensive catalyst for splitting water.

Usint tiny ‘electrofoils’ and a novel microscopy technique, researchers have imaged streamlines of electric current in a quantum material.

Researchers used mechanochemistry to characterize how a polymer chain in solution responds to a sudden acceleration of the solvent flow around it.

Researchers have shown that an alloy of nickel and gold displays particularly promising thermoelectric properties.

‘Engineered living material’ that decontaminates pollutants from water

Researchers have shown that conerting waste plastics into graphene by rapid flash Joule heating also results in the production of hydrogen.

Researchers have discovered that the ferroelectric behavior of hafnia is coupled to its surface and can be tuned by changing the surrounding atmosphere,

actuators based on composite fibers comprising aligned reduced graphene oxide (rGO) nanosheets and PEDOT: PSS surpass biological muscles

New material makes data encryption safer

Researchers have developed a cheap, sustainable, high-strength adhesive by simply mixing together three abundant natural materials.

By mining data from X-ray images, researchers have made significant new discoveries about the reactivity of lithium iron phosphate electrodes.

Environmentally-friendly fire retardants might be closer (to the toilet) than you think.

Researchers have uncovered evidence that a material that is a prime candidate to be a quantum spin liquid represents a new phase of disordered matter.

A hybrid catalyst comprising a layer of zinc on copper can efficiently convert carbon dioxide and waste nitrogen into the fertilizer urea.

Study shows that polylactic acid films are altered by glucose and ketone bodies

Rechargeable battery with improved operating voltage and energy density

Researchers have developed a molecularly engineered hydrogel that can create clean water from air using just the energy in sunlight.

A novel composite, textile-based material uses heat to kill viruses on its outer surface while staying cool on the reverse side near the user’s skin.

Turkish researchers develop low-cost, flexible device using simple methods

Using a heterostructure made of two different 2D materials, researchers have managed to maintain valley polarization at room temperature.

Researchers have developed bio-based adhesive formulations that grow stronger when underwater or exposed to wet conditions.

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown reaction pathway that could addresses the short lifetimes of lithium-sulfur batteries.

Using a sugar solution and X-ray tomoscopy, researchers have been able to study the process by which freeze casting produces highly porous materials.

Researchers have discovered that a layered nickelate could form the basis for a novel form of non-volatile phase change memory.

Researchers have developed a novel catalyst for reducing carbon dioxide by loading silver nanoparticles onto a titanium dioxide support.

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