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Nanomaterials news, November 2015

A novel 'flexo-electric' nanomaterial is able to change shape when an electrical voltage is applied or generate electricity when its shape is changed.

A new catalyst made of graphene with metal nanoparticles can promote the organic reactions used in the manufacture of drugs and pesticides.

Using pulses of laser light, physicists have been able to trap light at the surface of graphene and move it around.

Adding quantum dots made out of iron pyrite to lithium-ion batteries makes them charge quickly over dozens of cycles.

on-chip metamaterial helps photonic devices

Novel sandwich like sensor made up of graphene and polymer layers could identify damage and structural changes in materials or the human body.

Halloysite clay nanotubes for drug delivery.

A new technique called ‘gas adsorption crystallography’ provides a new way to study the process by which MOFs store immense volumes of gases.

Graphene nanofoam electrodes show higher capacity and faster transport in lithium-ion batteries when treated with hydrogen.

A consortium of British and Chinese scientists has produced novel quantum dots that could be used in imaging, drug delivery and cancer therapy.

'Crumpling’ to increase the surface area of graphene-gold nanostructures enhances surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy.

Boron graphene sensors are able to detect noxious gas molecules such as ammonia and nitrogen oxides at extremely low concentrations.

A novel lithium-oxygen battery has very high energy density, is more than 90% efficient, and can be recharged more than 2000 times.

Graphene doped with nitrogen and augmented with cobalt atoms makes an effective catalyst for splitting water.

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