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Nanomaterials news, August 2016

Tiny balloons made from graphene can withstand pressures higher than those at the bottom of the deepest ocean.

Novel strategy to control dental plaque relies on a catalytic iron oxide nanoparticles and hydrogen peroxide.

Using atomic force microscopy, scientists have discovered that graphene nanoribbons naturally form folds and loops in solution.

Using a roll-to-roll processing method, researchers have produced polymer-based solar cells with a conversion efficiency of more than 9.5%.

New superlenses made from titanium dioxide nanoparticles can reveal surface features not previously visible through a light microscope.

Jing-yang Wang is the recipient of the 2017 Acta Materialia Silver Medal.

John J. Jonas receives the 2017 Acta Materialia Gold Medal.

Scientists have used metal-organic frameworks to develop a new kind of electrochromic material that can quickly change from clear to opaque.

Researchers have 3D laser lithography to produce atomic force microscopy probes of any shape and with a radius down to just 25nm.

Scientists have found a way to direct the self-assembly of multiple molecular patterns within a single material, producing new nanoscale architectures.

Scientists have discovered that ferroelectric materials can produce solar cells able to generate power from 'hot electrons'.

zwitterionic polymers – that contains an equal number of positively and negatively charged groups – can protect therapeutic proteins from immune response

Submit your abstract for the Fifth International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials from the 6 to 10 March 2017.

Using advanced microscopy techniques, scientists have visualized the charge/discharge reaction in lithium-ion batteries in real-time.

conductive and transparent metal-coated nanofiber mats that are both could make flexible electronic devices easier to produce

Temperature could hold the key to growing carbon nanotubes of a particular chirality or 'handedness'

Bonding composite layers with carbon nanotubes produces a material that is substantially stronger than other advanced composites.

Researchers have developed a novel metal-free metamaterial whose optical properties can be changed at the flick of a switch.

Electrons travelling though graphene do not behave like particles but like a wave

Scientists have engineered biodegradable silicon nanoparticles that when illuminated can make nerve cells fire and heart cells beat.

Dr. Thomas J. Webster receives the first Acta Biomaterialia Silver Medal Award.

Using a substrate made from boron nitride, scientists have produced monolayer graphene nanoribbons with zigzag edges.

Gold nanowires heat up a bit when illuminated by a laser at room temperature, but heat up far more when illuminated at ultracold conditions.

Scientists have developed a novel way to produce 2D nanosheets by separating bulk materials with nontoxic liquid nitrogen.

Scientists have discovered that nitrogen-doped graphene can greatly enhance the sensitivity of Raman spectroscopy.

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