Nanomaterials news, January 2016

A novel plastic material containing spiky nanoparticles of graphene-coated nickel can prevent lithium-ion batteries from overheating.

The electric fields that form at the interface between metals and semiconductors can alter their mechanical properties.

The empty spaces that form between nanoparticles in self-assembling clusters can act as nanoflasks for speeding up chemical reactions.

Scientists have shown that microwave impedance microscopy can be used to determine several properties of individual nanotubes.

Recognizing 60 years of achievements in field emission and atomic scale microscopy.

New carbon materials are finding a plethora of new applications in environmental and other key technology sectors.

Encoding images in infrared signals.

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A novel type of transparent electrode for use in touchscreens comprises a grid of gold or silver ‘nanowalls’ on a glass surface.

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Copper alloy nanoparticles can be used to produce affordable conductive inks with high oxidation resistance.

By encasing a hydrogen-producing enzyme within a viral protein shell, scientists have developed a novel fuel cell catalyst.

Just add water to gold nanodroplets to have them etching straight channels in a surface.

Boron nitride nanotubes produce strong polymer composites than carbon nanotubes.

Using chains of magnetic nanoparticles to manipulate elastic polymers in three dimensions, scientists have produced novel soft robots.

New faster high-res AFM that can take real-time videos.

Simple synthesis strategy could enable carbon nanomaterials to retain their unique properties in three-dimensions.

Skin-like polymeric material uses carbon nanotubes to bring a sense of touch to robotic and prosthetic devices.

two innovations could overcome the limitations of carbon nanotube transistors

Scientists have created a two-dimensional sheet of boron, analogous to graphene, which they term borophene.

Encasing sunscreen active ingredient inside sticky polymer nanoparticles stops penetration into the skin.

New firefighting foam based on silica nanoparticles.

Scientists have experimentally confirmed that graphene nanoribbons with certain precise widths are metallic rather than semiconducting.

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