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Nanomaterials news, May 2016

Scientists have shown that a supercrystal with a spiral shape made from quantum dots can identify chiral molecules.

Adding a very small amount of graphene to rubber films can increase both their strength and elasticity by up to 50%.

A novel perovskite-based nanomaterial changes color when it interacts with ions and other small molecules during a chemical reaction.

silver nanowires could replace the transparent electrodes currently used in smart phone and tablet sensors

Metal-organic frameworks can remove the contaminant acetylene from ethylene, allowing it to be converted into polyethylene.

A new material termed ‘rewritable magnetic charge ice’ permits an unprecedented degree of control over local magnetic fields.

A new electronic material made from boron nitride nanosheets can heal all its functions automatically even after breaking multiple times.

Sandwiching graphene between two layers of boron nitride produces a 'superlattice' that allows a single photon to excite multiple electrons.

Wellbores drilled to extract oil and gas can be reinforced with a mixture of graphene nanoribbons and a thermoset polymer.

Silver nanowire films are proving to be an ideal replacement for indium tin oxide in flexible, touch-screen displays.

A novel electron microscopy technique can visualize the nanoscale structural changes that occur in battery materials during discharge.

Researchers have demonstrated how an informatics-based adaptive design strategy can accelerate the discovery of new materials with targeted properties.

Scientists have enhanced the photoluminescence efficiency of tungsten diselenide, a 2D semiconductor, by incorporating it on nanosized gold trenches.

Scientists have found that the key to fast ion conduction in a solid electrolyte are tiny features that maximize ion transport pathways.

Using a layer of molybdenum disulfide less than 1nm thick, researchers have designed a system able to absorb more than 35% of incident light.

Researchers have developed microporous polymer membranes that can accurately separate molecules at a high processing rate.

new way of printing color images using interference nanostructures

Engineers have used metamaterials and 3D printing to develop a novel lens able to focus electromagnetic radiation at terahertz frequencies.

Graphene coatings could save energy by eliminating friction and reduce wear and tear on mechanical components.

Superlattices could enable a new generation of electronic, optoelectronic and photovoltaic devices.

A new transmission electron microscopy tool allows scientists to see for the first time ‘nanoscale’ mixing processes occurring in liquids.

A single-molecule-thick layer of aryl diazonium can both prevent phosphorene degrading in open air and enhance its electronic properties.

advance in electrospinning produces three-component core/shell nanocomposite fibers for drug delivery

The heat transfer abilities of graphene nanoflakes can be enhanced by functionalizing them with amino-based and azide-based silane molecules.

Scientists have created an artificial protein that is able to construct a lattice made from buckyballs.

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