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Scientists have enhanced the catalytic activity of plasmonic nanoparticles by finding a way to encapsulate them in a metal-organic framework.

For the first time, researchers have directly imaged ‘edge conduction’ in monolayer tungsten ditelluride, a 2D topological insulator.

A ruthenium-based catalyst shows markedly better performance than commercial platinum catalysts at splitting water for hydrogen production.

Researchers have uncovered the mechanisms that lead to improved performance when alkali metal is added to traditional perovskites.

Combining graphene and white graphene in a ceramic should produce a material that alters its conductivity when subject to different types of strain.

Researchers have developed a new oil-based coating for metal that self-heals within seconds when scratched, scraped or cracked.

Researchers have created a sheet of nickel with nanoscale pores, termed metallic wood, that is as strong as titanium but four to five times lighter.

Increasing the pressure on a superconducting bismuth material can cause its transition temperature to increase after initially dropping.

Researchers have developed a way to incorporate high-k dielectrics into assemblies of 2D materials known as heterostructures.

Researchers have created 3D-printed, flexible mesh structures made of silicone that can be controlled with applied magnetic fields.

A new method called thermal scanning probe lithography outperforms standard methods for fabricating metal electrodes on 2D semiconductors.

clusters of gold nanoparticles promise a new way of treating the debilitating neurodegenerative condition Parkinson’s disease

Guided by theoretical calculations, researchers have discovered a new class of promising thermoelectric materials.

Research could improve layered materials and predict earthquakes

Researchers have shown that a damage-resistant rechargeable zinc battery with a cartilage-like solid electrolyte makes an effective 'structural battery'.

Incorporating advanced catalysts made from 2D materials into lithium-air batteries allows them to hold up to 10 times more energy.

Scientists have developed and analyzed a novel catalyst that can produce a useful biochemical from plant-derived material.

A flexible crystalline porous material composed of metal ions and small peptide molecules can change its structure in response to its environment.

High-energy X-ray beams and a clever experimental setup have allowed researchers to watch the formation of two different cobalt crystals.

A new surface plasmon resonance sensor based on the 2D material antimonene can sensitively detect microRNA associated with cancer.

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