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Nanomaterials news, August 2015

Scientists have developed a novel material that possesses both spontaneous magnetization and electric polarization.

A novel form of graphene with embedded metallic nanoparticles makes a useful fuel cell catalyst.

A new fabrication method allows unstable 2D materials to be isolated as single atomic layers for the first time.

Researchers from across the country have begun to design the framework on which to build the emerging field of nanoinformatics.

A team of judges have completed the evaluation of nominees for the 2014 Acta Student Awards.

Tuning band gap in black phosphorus for better semiconductors.

A new method of gene sequencing.

Electronic devices that use DNA to harvest energy from motion.

Announcing the winner of the 2015 IUPAP Magnetism Award and Néel Medal: Prof. Chia-Ling Chien.

Winner of the 2014 Frans Habraken Best Paper Award Announced: Congratulations to Cedric Barroo!

Scientists have used a unique nano-optical probe to study the effects of illumination on two-dimensional semiconductors at the molecular level.

The next step is to achieve running white lasers on a battery which would bring this invention closer to application in real-life technologies.

Scientists have discovered a way to grow graphene nanoribbons directly on a conventional germanium semiconductor wafer.

Scientists have developed a new energy-efficient catalyst for converting carbon dioxide directly into the liquid fuel methanol.

The study and development of atomically thin coatings will be the focus of a new, one-of-a-kind university/industry center.

A lawn-like coating of tiny grass-like platinum wires could improve electronic devices used to communicate with the brain.

Magnetic nanoparticles encased in oily liquid shells spontaneously form chains on exposure to a magnetic field.

Nanoparticles with a solid shell and a ‘yolk’ inside that can change size make a good anode for rechargeable batteries.

Scientists have demonstrated for the first time how to generate magnetism in metals that aren’t naturally magnetic.

Scientists have developed an entirely new material spun out of boron, nitrogen, carbon and oxygen.

Flexible electronic devices that can be injected into cavities or living tissue through a needle and interpenetrate the space have been developed.

A novel combination of graphene wrapped around nanodiamond particles can reduce friction to near zero.

Researchers have confirmed that Li ions prefer to aggregate at and move along defects like twin boundaries in battery electrode materials.

Patterning metallic biomedical dental and hip implants with tiny grooves could improve biocompatibility with the body and reduce adverse reactions.

Research team has made electrically conducting fibers that can be reversibly stretched to over 14 times their initial length.

Inspired by birds’ bright plumage, researchers have designed thin films of synthetic nanoparticles that mimic these colorful displays.

Researchers have engineered the surface of nanosized polymeric drug carriers to bind onto cancer cells and slip past the blood-brain barrier.

Researchers have observed the growth of free nanoparticles in helium gas.

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