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Nanomaterials news, December 2016

Using plasmonic silver nanocubes, researchers have developed a novel technique for printing and imaging across a range of colors.

Cutting-edge research synthesizes ultra-hard diamond

Scientists have developed a novel way to synthesize nano-sized Lonsdaleite, hexagonal diamonds that are much harder than regular diamonds.

Using a special electron microscope with atomic-level resolution, scientists have shown that large ions can hold open atomic tunnels in battery electrodes.

Synthesizing cement particles in a variety of shapes, including cubes and spheres, can produce concrete that is less porous and more durable.

Bimetallic particles of nickel and cobalt form an extremely porous ‘Swiss cheese’-like structure on oxidation, increasing their catalytic activity.

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New porous materials made of transition metals such as cobalt, iron and nickel can store hydrogen at low pressures and room temperature.

Researchers have found that the entire surface of molybdenum sulfide can be used as a hydrogen evolution catalyst, not just the edges.

Exciting the polaritons in 2D materials can cause electromagnetic energy to be focused down to a tiny volume.

Patterned diamond surfaces covered with a layer of graphene can efficiently transport phonons from a semiconductor to a diamond heat sink.

When confined within carbon nanotubes, water can freeze solid even at high temperatures that would normally set it boiling.

Researchers have developed a novel approach to fabricating 3D micro-optics through the shape-defined formation of porous silicon.

introducing an additional polymer layer into ‘inverted’ perovskite solar cells can boost performance

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Nanoparticles can break down hazardous organic dyes into harmless molecules.

Using powerful computer simulations, researchers have determined why the friction varies when an object slides across graphene.

Professor Allan S. Hoffman wins 2017 Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal.

Mimicking the colorful nano structures of the metallica spider.

By propelling silver nanowires at supersonic speed, scientists have produced an ultrathin film that is both transparent and highly conductive.

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