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Nanomaterials news, July 2016

Scientists have found a way to create a strong composite material made from lots of uniformly stacked layers of graphene and polycarbonate.

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Novel lipid-like peptoids can spontaneously form a membrane with similar properties to cell membranes found in nature.

Tungsten-based nanoparticles promise more efficient and greener lubricants.

Scientists have unveiled a new method for uniting light-capturing photonic nanomaterials and high-efficiency metal catalysts.

A new 3D printing process can produce lightweight, strong and super-elastic metallic nanostructured materials with unprecedented scalability.

A genetically engineered strain of bacteria can spin out extremely thin and highly conductive wires made up of amino acids.

cleaner fuel for transportation using hydrogen fuel from water and better energy storage from zinc batteries

A practical cloaking device made from a nanocomposite material allows curved surfaces to appear flat to electromagnetic waves.

Scientists have produced enhanced 'rivet graphene' by adding carbon nanotubes and carbon spheres encasing iron nanoparticles.

An atom-thick membrane made of molybdenum disulphide has helped produce the most effective osmotic power system yet.

Scientists at NASA have developed a mirror made from carbon nanotubes embedded in an epoxy resin for use in a satellite telescope.

Professor Jeff Dahn is the 2016 Energy Storage Materials Lecture Award winner.

Cheap wireless smartphone-integrated sensors that detect toxic gas.

Scientists have combined graphene with molybdenum disulfide to create an atomically-thin transistor.

Using rod-shaped bacteria to introduce nanoscale wrinkles into graphene causes it to conduct electrons differently in perpendicular directions.

Scientists have discovered that the wettability and adhesion of graphene can be controlled by doping it with metals and polymers.

By integrating graphene with two other nanomaterials, scientists have produced a simple, compact and high-speed voltage-controlled oscillator.

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A new silicon-based nanomaterial can be used to stimulate individual nerve cells and manipulate the behavior of muscles and organs.

Scientists have found a way to switch the surface of a single layer of boron nitride between states with high and low wetting and adhesion.

Scientists have discovered the cause of a ‘traffic jam’ of ions that can slow down the charging and discharging of lithium-ion batteries.

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