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Nanomaterials news, September 2015

Environmental impact of green composites based on nanocellulose-reinforced epoxy composites.

A nanosheet-based photonic crystal that changes color in response to moisture could be used for 'contactless control'.

A new stretchable, transparent conductor can be stretched and released at least 10,000 times without showing signs of fatigue.

A new synthetic material made from 1 billion tiny magnets undergoes phase transitions as the temperature changes.

origami technique produces stiff but flexible engineering structures

A new ultra-thin invisibility ‘skin’ cloak can conform to the shape of an object and conceal it from detection with visible light.

A team of physicists has induced stable ferroelectricity in a sheet of strontium titanate only a few nanometers thick.

Scientists have developed coated silica nanoparticles for treating sensitive teeth.

A new study of the catalytic behavior of platinum nanoparticles has revealed the importance of the iron oxide they sit on.

For the first time, researchers have imaged how light moves inside an exotic class of matter known as hyperbolic materials.

Simple, new technique creates tiny hollow cages of Pt with walls just a few atoms thick that could be used in catalysis.

Individual nanoparticles in solution can be resolved in 3D by combining developments in electron microscopy, biology, and computation.

Growing graphene on a liquid layers enables the production of high quality, large single crystals.

Japanese arts of origami (paper folding) and kirigami (paper cutting) inspire scientists and engineers to make graphene into three-dimensional structures.

Combining super-resolution microscopy and fluorescence spectroscopy produces a new technique for studying pores.

Growing magnetic layers on a 2D crystal can provide highly local control over the preferred direction of the magnetism.

A new 'electron camera' shows how individual atoms move to form wrinkles in a single layer of molecules.

Elsevier celebrate Kris Matyjaszewski’s 65th Birthday with a Special Issue of polymer on Macromolecular Engineering dedicated to him.

Canadian physicists have produced superconducting graphene for the first time, by coating it with lithium atoms.

A novel material is able to split water by using gold nanoparticles to produce hot electrons.

A new one-step process can make carbon-based nanomaterials that possess superior physical properties in three dimensions.

A new way to study nanoparticles one at a time has revealed that seemingly identical particles can have very different properties.

Scientists have created the first synthetic structure made of both protein and DNA.

Theoretical calculations suggest that the properties of atom-thick sheets of boron depend on where those atoms are deposited.

An innovative method for getting nanoparticles to self-assemble utilizes the medium in which the particles are suspended.

The inner space of carbon nanotubes can act as a template for the synthesis of nanodiamond-like carbon chains.

Scientists have successfully wrapped up droplets in thin polymer sheets.

Polymer scaffolding has allowed scientists to see how plant cells behave and interact with each other in a 3D environment.

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