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Researchers have developed a liquid-metal-filled organogel composite with high electrical conductivity, high stretchability and self-healing properties.

A novel plasmonic paint utilizes a nanoscale structural arrangement of aluminum and aluminum oxide to create different colors.

A novel superconducting hydride material operates at a temperature and pressure low enough for practical applications.

Using electron microscopy and computer modeling, researchers have studied the corrosion of metal alloys by molten salts in one, two and three dimensions.

Researchers have investigated in detail how electric fields can be used to tune the thermal properties of ferroelectric materials.

Using self-assembling iron oxide nanoparticles, researchers have managed to produce a solar harvester with enhanced energy conversion capabilities.

Placing a perovskite on a layer of metal or alternating layers of metal and a dielectric material can greatly increase its light-conversion efficiency.

Enhancing environmentally friendly food packaging

Sunlight-powered hydrogel that can absorb and clean polluted water

new cermet inspired by the bricks-and-mortar structure of natural nacre demonstrates promising properties for structural load-bearing applications

By growing layers of lithium metal on a lithium-hating surface, researchers have managed to produce fast-charging lithium-metal batteries.

Using molecular beam epitaxy, researchers have managed to deposit a ferroelectric semiconductor as a thin film just 5nm thick.

Using a liquid metal alloy, researcers have created an elastic material that is impervious to both gases and liquids.

Researchers have developed a novel electrochromic material that can conduct both heating and cooling by switching between two different conformations.

Engineers have designed miniature robots made from a novel phase-shifting material that can rapidly and reversibly shift between liquid and solid states.

Electrode screen-printing process for health monitoring

new scaffold material support bone regeneration and regrowth, while reducing chance of infection

Researchers have developed an easy and cheap method for producing wearable electrodes entirely by screen-printing.

By adding plasmonic gold nanoparticles, researchers have greatly increased the efficiency of pyroelectric catalysis for hydrogen production.

Using a novel technique, a durable coating for converting toxic gases in the air into less toxic substances can be precisely integrated into fabric.

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