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Nanomaterials news, October 2016

A light-activated semiconductor nanocomposite material could find uses ranging from microscopic grippers to more efficient solar cells.

Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) has fulfilled the first production orders to customers in the composites, polymers and coatings industries.

The latest members of the journal family, publishing full length original research articles, short communications and reviews.

A sensor that uses Raman spectroscopy to detect glucose levels.

The first experiments to determine the ferroelectric properties of hafnium oxide have revealed that it can be deposited as ultra-thin films.

New electronic ‘paper’ is flexible, less than 1µm thick and can display a full range of colors, but requires 10 times less energy than a Kindle tablet.

A catalyst comprising copper nanoparticles embedded in carbon spikes can convert carbon dioxide directly into ethanol.

Researchers have used the shape of cicada wings as a template to create antireflective structures made from titanium dioxide.

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A novel simulation technique can predict the defects in 2D materials caused by bombardment with noble gas ions.

For the first time, scientists have created a perovskite quantum dot and shown that it can form the basis for an efficient solar cell.

A novel transistor made with a new combination of materials is even smaller than the smallest possible silicon-based transistor.

A new technology known as cold sintering process can combine incompatible materials, such as ceramics and plastics, into useful compound materials.

When grown on silver, the 2D material known as borophene naturally forms corrugations, potentially making it suitable for use in stretchable electronics.

nerve fiber-carbon nanotube mesh hybrid scaffold material helps cells to reconnect separated segments of spinal tissue

Scientists have come up with a way to position gold nanoparticles on a surface with a precision of 1nm.

introducing a wave into GaAs nanoribbons allows manipulation of the band gap

Reinforcing graphene nanoadditives increase strength of composites.

Self-assembly process produces three dimension graphene shapes in a reliable manner.

polymer nanoparticles carrying an immune-suppressing agent administered at the same time as biological drugs can attenuate immune response

By allowing peptides to continuously reorganize their sequences, scientists have produced a range of novel peptide-based materials.

Graphene-silicone rubber composites self-repair damage like cracks or fractures.

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Read about Kytai Nguyen- the 2016 Embracing Challenge Award winner.

Scientists have placed a layer of graphene on top of a fatty lipid monolayer, as a first step towards surrounding graphene with a shell of lipids.

Researchers have discovered that the vast majority of the pores in zeolite-based desalination membranes are closed, greatly reducing their efficiency.

A new material made of tiny cellulose nanofibers could replace potentially harmful absorbent materials in diapers and sanitary products.

Scientists have precisely simulated how a thin layer of water can reduce the transfer of heat between graphene and a cell membrane.

Quantum dots embedded in polymer for stress testing materials.

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