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Plasmons predicted for borophene

Borophene could be the first pure two-dimensional material able to emit visible and near-infrared light by activating its plasmons.

Search for ‘spin current’ materials heats up

Physicists have tested which films containing different combinations of magnetic nanostructures can generate spin currents most effectively from heat.

A novel epitaxy method that incorporates van der Waals’ forces is able to grow thin films of the semiconductor germanium on mica.

Using 3D printers, engineers have turned formerly theoretical structures known as schwarzites into strong, light materials with repeating patterns.

The optical and photocatalytic properties of carbon dots can be precisely tuned by controlling the positions of nitrogen atoms in their structure.

Smart textiles and wearable electronics benefit from graphene.

Graphene’s unique properties makes it a potential candidate for transparent, stretchable electronics in displays, wearable health monitors, or soft robots.

Why don’t tree frogs slip off wet leaves? The answer lies in their sticky toe pads, which are made up of a mixture of hard and soft materials.

Pre-treatment process controls the chirality of SWNTs by tuning the degree of oxidation of the Co catalyst during growth.

Simple solution could radically broaden the range of metal alloys that can be produced by additive manufacturing.

Atomically precise heterojunctions in graphene nanoribbons could enable the design of a new generation of more efficient and powerful nanoelectronics

Strong regenerated silk fiber with biomedical applications.

Composite materials built from monolayers of graphene and a transition metal dichalcogenide can achieve fine electrical control over the spin of electrons.

Researchers have developed a 3D printing process that can create a chemically active catalytic object in a single step.

Surface reflections from glass surfaces can be reduced to nearly zero by etching tiny nanoscale features into them.

Researchers have developed a new technique for creating novel nanoporous materials with unique optical, magnetic, electronic and catalytic properties.

A simple method for manufacturing extremely low-density palladium nanofoams could help advance hydrogen storage technologies.

Manipulating the joints between the nanotubes and graphene sheets in pillared graphene has a significant impact on the material's ability to direct heat.

Scientists have used cryo-electron microscopy to capture the first atomic-level images of the crystalline dendrites that can grow in batteries.

Scientists have discovered that, contrary to expectations, a material's crystal grains can sometimes slide along a coherent twin boundary.

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Physicists have tested which films containing different combinations of magnetic nanostructures can generate spin currents most effectively from heat.

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A novel epitaxy method that incorporates van der Waals’ forces is able to grow thin films of the semiconductor germanium on mica.

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