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Scientists have created a 2D form of gold that is just two atoms thick, which has a catalytic activity 10 times greater than gold nanoparticles.

A new system comprising a polymer/aluminum film in a solar 'shelter' can help cool buildings in crowded cities without consuming electricity.

Using the first-principle phase field method, researchers have been able to rapidly and accurately predict the microstructure of nickel-aluminum alloys.

Scientists have shown that thin films of rust, or iron oxide, can generate electricity when saltwater flows over them.

Scientists studying a ‘stripe-ordered’ cuprate superconductor discovered an unusual metallic state when trying switch off its superconductivity.

Scientists have discovered a previously unseen mode of a ferromagnetic property known as giant magneto-resistance in a 2D heterostructure.

Researchers have shown that coating zinc oxide nanowires with amorphous titania can enhance their ability to catalyze the water-splitting reaction.

Researchers have confirmed that magnetic fluctuations can act as an electron ‘pairing glue’ in iron-based superconductors.

Researchers have uncovered the first example of a native metal with bistable and electrically switchable spontaneous polarization states.

new proactive risk governance system can keep pace with development and should lead to safer nanomaterials, products, and processes

Leaves provided the template for hierarchical porous structures of mixed-metal oxides that act as supports for metal-organic framework crystals.

By utilizing theory and experiment, researchers have managed to improve the performance of liquefied gas electrolytes with lithium-metal anodes.

Researchers have used X-ray tomography to visualize how cracks form near the edges of the interfaces between materials in solid-state batteries.

Gold heterostructures could potentially be used to demonstrate the existence and nature of quantum particles known as Majorana fermions.

new insight into hematite nanorods could help future development of photoelectrochemical cells for water splitting

simple process to make hexaferrites particles with high coercivity could prove useful for magnetic storage media and microwave absorbers

Researchers have developed 3D-printed mesh materials whose flexibility and toughness can be tuned to emulate and support softer bodily tissues.

flexible capacitors made from layers of polyester coated with graphene and hexagonal boron nitride inks could form basis of washable wearable electronics

A new, advanced manufacturing process can produce nano-structured rods and tubes directly from high-performance aluminum alloy powder.

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