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Nanomaterials news, July 2014

A team of researchers has created a new way of manufacturing microstructured surfaces that have novel three-dimensional textures.

Tough, ultralight foam of atom-thick sheets can be made to any size and shape through a chemical process invented at Rice University.

An elusive state of matter called superconductivity could be realized in stacks of sheetlike crystals just a few atoms thick, physicists have determined.

Researchers in China have demonstrated that nanowires of potassium niobate can act as UV-A photodetecting materials.

Researchers have used a microscope to study the relationship between the atomic geometry of a ribbon of graphene and its electrical properties.

Applying just the right amount of tension to a chain of carbon atoms can turn it from a metallic conductor to an insulator, according to scientists.

Tough and flexible hybrid made from carbon nanotubes embedded in a polymer fiber could improve the treatment of damaged heart tissue.

Nanoparticles coated in protein help improve MRI scanning for small cancer tumors.

The first experimental evidence for a boron buckyball has been obtained by chemists in the US and China.

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Researchers have developed a novel, tunable nanoantenna that paves the way for new kinds of plasmonic-based optomechanical systems.

Physicists were able to place 20 single atoms on a fully insulated surface at room temperature to form the smallest “Swiss cross”.

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A simple environmentally friendly chemical method of preparing nanosheets of graphene.

A narrow enough ribbon will transform a conductor into a semiconductor.

Research may help diagnose irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease and other gastrointestinal illnesses.

Scientists have discovered that proteins found within the nuclear pore function similar to a velcro.

The best in materials science news from June 2014.

Research shows magnetically responsive liquid displays helped by nanorods.

After two years of effort, researchers have successfully measured the collective mass of ‘massless’ electrons in motion in graphene.

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