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Compressing layers of boron nitride and graphene can enhance graphene's band gap, bringing it one step closer to becoming a viable semiconductor.

A novel magnetic material with a unique honeycomb structure could help produce electronic components that utilize less energy and produce less heat.

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

Nanomaterials with electrical connections triggered by biochemical signals.

Flexible, sustainable and non-toxic composite material from wood and marine invertebrate.

A novel iron-based alloy has promising magnetic properties for spintronics applications, provided it’s created in layers less than 200nm thick.

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.

Combination of sulfolane and a metal salt makes a stable electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries that overcomes shortcomings of conventional electrolytes.

Scientists have extracted a novel 2D material, termed hematene, from a common iron ore, which could prove of use in solar cells and spintronic devices.

Researchers propose a smarter solution to keep today’s composite aircraft ice-free.

Ceramic transition metal nanoparticle complexes coated with amino acids combine optical properties and chiral asymmetry.

Giant photo-effect in graphene decorated with Pt nanoparticles boosts proton transport and hydrogen generation.

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

New sensing strategy enables biological targets to be tracked and imaged in vitro and in vivo with high spatial and temporal accuracy.

New soft, smart glucose detectors can by monitor glucose levels directly and in real-time in tears and sweat.

A new designer's toolkit can build various levels of complexity into nanoparticles using a simple, mix-and-match process.

Engineers have discovered that zirconium tritelluride nanoribbons can carry a current density 50 times greater than conventional copper interconnects.

Scientists have developed nanomaterials that can self-assemble, reconfigure and disassemble in response to biochemical signals.

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