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Nanomaterials news, March 2016

Repeatedly crumpling and wrinkling a sheet of graphene can make it water-repellent and enhance its electrochemical properties.

New NMR technique offers damage limitation for fragile materials

A new NMR spectroscopy technique allows hyperpolarized xenon gas to be dissolved into samples without disrupting their molecular order.

European Commission EUR 3 million challenge for materials solutions to reduce concentration of particulates in urban areas

Property of organic semiconductor molecule could improve device efficiency.

Novel devices that produce electricity from pulses of heat traveling along carbon nanotubes can generate as much power as today's batteries.

By coating transparent elastomers with silver nanowires, scientists have developed a novel technique for quickly changing the opacity of a window.

The performance of metal hydride fuel cells can be improved using magnesium oxide nanocrystals coated with graphene oxide.

Scientists have been able to create the world's thinnest lens from molybdenum disulphide, due to its remarkable optical properties.

Details of the five finalists for Elsevier's Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge.

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The vibrations of the outermost atomic layers at the surface of a nanomaterial are comparatively large and play an important role in how it behaves.

Wrapping graphene in a specially prepared polymer produces an effective support for gold nanoparticle catalysts for fuel cells.

Scientists have used a helium ion microscope to control the conductivity and distribution of ferroelectric domains on a 2D material.

New excitonic devices made from the 2D materials molybdenum disulfide and hexagonal boron nitride can control excitons at room temperature.

Graphene can transmit high frequency electrical signals without energy loss, outperforming any other known material, including superconductors.

Using a 3D printer, scientists have fabricated complex 3D structures made from graphene oxide and ice.

Low-frequency Raman spectroscopy can characterize the patterns produced when 2D materials are stacked on top of each other and twisted.

By combining microscopy and theoretical calculations, scientists have studied the properties of a promising next-generation energy storage material.

Adding a tiny quantity of carbon nanotubes to metals such as aluminum can dramatically reduce the embrittlement caused by radiation.

Scientists have shown that carbon nanotubes produced from atmospheric carbon dioxide can form the basis for battery electrodes.

Scientists have discovered a new one atom-thick material made from silicon, boron and nitrogen that is stable and semiconducting.

Scientists have found a way to fabricate a novel 2D heterojunction by bringing together graphene and gallium selenide.

Nano Dimension Technologies is developing 3D printing methods for a nanoparticle nickel material.

By depositing tiny titanium oxide crystals on a rubber-like material, scientists have developed a novel device for manipulating light.

The CPI is building a high energy ball-mill (HEBM) pilot plant for the production and validation of nanostructured powders.

Scientists have come up with a way to increase the conductivity of two novel electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries.

See your image on the cover of Nano Today in 2016.

The structure of a pine branch provided researchers with inspiration for next-gen fuel cell electrodes.

Using a technique known as nanotexturing, graphene can be manipulated to create the most light-absorbent material for its weight developed to date.

Carbon-based scaffold with hierarchical architecture could help muscle tissue regenerate after injury or disease.

A material made of carbon nanotubes and copper oxide nanocrystals can use sunlight to split carbon dioxide and water into green fuels.

For the first time, scientists have observed electrons in graphene behaving like a fluid.

A one-atom-thick layer of tin monoxide is the first stable P-type 2D semiconducting material ever discovered.

Scientists have developed a way to fabricate atomically-precise two-dimensional superstructures out of the nanocrystals known as quantum dots.

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