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Researchers have used 2D materials to construct metalenses that are one-tenth to one-half the thickness of the wavelengths of light they focus.

Congratulations to Prof M Stanley Whittingham.

By incorporating a network of elastic additives, chemical engineers have increased the flexibility of a conventional organic photovoltaic material.

New liquid-gated membrane filtration system improves wastewater processing

Resilient nano cardboard is a useful material

A new charge-storing system made from porous conducting polymer films on densely-twisted yarns can be easily integrated into clothing.

Scientists have used a process called ball-milling to help create 3D heterostructures from various 2D transition metal dichalcogenides.

A sandwich structure made from aluminum oxide, termed nanocardboard, is stiff, light, thermally insulating and even able to levitate.

Varying the spacing between twin boundaries can dramatically improve a metal's strength and the extent to which it strengthens when deformed.

By adding carbon and nitrogen to manganese, researchers have developed a fuel cell catalyst that is just as effective as platinum but much cheaper.

Moth fur is acoustic camouflage against bat echolation

Scientists have combined silk proteins with carbon nanotubes to produce a composite material for use in flexible electronics and biomedical devices.

Researchers have used a mussel-inspired polymer to produce graphene-based liquid crystalline fibers with impressive mechanical and electrical properties.

Memory steel

A novel ceramic-metal composite that can handle high heat and pressure makes an effective material for producing solar power heat exchangers.

Using nanopillars made from a high-entropy alloy, scientists have been able to study how dislocations organize and interact at the nanoscale.

An artificial protein made from ordered and disordered segments will form a solid scaffold in response to body heat, and seamlessly integrate into tissue.

Electronic skin that heals itself after damage just like human skin could now be possible, according to new research.

Japanese art of paper cutting and folding kirigami transforms flat, two-dimensional cutouts in gold films into three-dimensional nanoscale structures

A polymer gel that incorporates chloroplasts from plants can react with carbon dioxide in the air to grow, strengthen and even repair itself.

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