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Common solvent produces carbon nanotube dough

A novel method for producing disperse carbon nanotubes at high concentrations can create a gel, paste and kneadable dough.

Ultrathin material lights up at a stretch

A six-atom thick bilayer of tungsten diselenide exhibited a 100-fold increase in photoluminescence when subjected to strain.

Combining nanodiamonds with 2D molybdenum disulfide layers creates onion-like carbon that can act as a dry lubricant.

The Acta Journals are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Reviewer awards for excellence in reviewing in 2017.

A novel method of computational analysis can help predict the composition and properties of as-yet-unmade high-entropy alloys.

A novel method uses the tip of a scanning probe microscope to etch nanoscale features on silicon wafers with the need for chemicals or masks.

A new process uses mathematical algorithms to design advanced materials by reducing complexity and taking advantage of machine learning.

Cost analysis of carbon fiber recycling reductions in environmental impact compared with virgin carbon fiber production.

Defects in two-dimensional materials can enhance their physical, electrochemical, magnetic, energy and catalytic properties.

Engineers have developed a continuous manufacturing process that can produce long strips of high-quality graphene for use in membranes.

A novel technique for inducing a composite material to become stiffer and stronger when exposed to UV light could find use in future military rotorcraft.

A novel X-ray nanoprobe beamline can observe materials down to a scale of just 10nm and capture multiple images of different material properties.

Scientists have developed a model that draws on oxidation kinetics to explain how stress affects the formation and spread of oxide layers in alloys.

Find out about the recipients of the 2018 Outstanding review awards from the Acta Journals.

An artificial intelligence system has discovered three new metallic glass materials 200 times faster than could be done before.

Researchers have developed a smooth, durable, clear polymer coating that swiftly sheds water, oils, alcohols and even peanut butter.

Using caffeine as a catalyst, researchers have devised a way to create gummy, biocompatible gels that could be used for medical applications.

A proposed new state of matter termed a ‘superfluid quasicrystal’ should should flow without friction while exhibiting a nonperiodic structure.

A novel smart ink can produce 3D objects that change shape and color, such as reducing to 1% their original size with 10-times the resolution.

A solid oxide protective coating for metals, when applied in sufficiently thin layers, can deform as if it were a liquid, filling any cracks and gaps.

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