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Nanomaterials news, January 2017

Nanoparticles’ magnetic attraction targets biofilms

Biocompatible nanocarriers containing superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles and a common antibiotic can treat biofilms.

CNT-polyester scaffolds don’t miss a beat

Polymer combined with carbon nanotubes matches the flexibility and conductivity of cardiac tissue.

Biomimetic nano cargo carriers.

A general framework for designing reconfigurable metamaterials can be applied to everything from meter-scale architectures to nano-scale systems.

A titanium surface covered in fluorinated nanotubes can repel blood and so could reduce blood clotting by medical implants.

Simple strategy for creating solutions of two-dimensional nanomaterials could make large-scale production of future devices easier and cheaper.

Biomimicry of the beetle helps material design.

Terahertz scanner based on a carbon nanotube film is flexible, portable, and wearable.

Porous 3D form of graphene produced using heat and pressure

Scientists have used a new approach to investigate the formation of defects in materials at the atomic scale and in near-real time.

A novel optical characterization method has revealed that in 2D crystals there is a strong interaction between crystal quality and valley polarization.

Researchers have developed a technique in which nanoscale perovskite particles self-assemble to produce more efficient, stable and durable LEDs.

Scientists have produced the most tightly knotted physical structure ever known, which could lead to a new generation of advanced materials.

Depending on the synthesis conditions, gold nanoclusters can self-assemble to form 2D hexagonally-ordered layers or 3D capsid structures.

Scientists have used a unique infrared probe to study how the atomic structure of gold and platinum nanoparticles affects their function as catalysts.

Placing cones that act as nano-chimneys between graphene and carbon nanotubes could enhance heat dissipation from nano-electronics.

Compressing and fusing flakes of graphene can produce a porous, lightweight 3D material with a strength 10 times that of steel.

A new one-dimensional, core-shell-type crystalline wire made from organic-inorganic hybrid materials can emit light efficiently.

Submissions for the 8th annual Reaxys PhD Prize are now open.

Conductive ink made from silver nanowires can print inexpensive, customizable circuit patterns on just about any surface.

Firing highly-charged xenon ions at graphene has revealed that the electrons in this material are highly mobile, generating a very high current density.

Scientists have used tiny diamonds known as use diamondoids to assemble atoms into the thinnest possible electrical wires, just three atoms wide.

Christopher Hutchinson and Tadashi Furuhara join the Acta Journals.

A novel self-assembly technique can create multilayer, multi-patterned 3D nanoscale structures with unprecedented complexity.

Through changes in its atomic vibration energy, graphene can distinguish a single hyperactive cancerous cell from a normal cell.

Enjoy free access to the anniversary special issue of Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science.

Sodium-embedded carbon nanowalls make highly effective electrodes in electronic devices such as solar cells and supercapacitors.

Novel fuel cell catalysts comprising atomically-ordered platinum-lead 'nanoplates' display high catalytic activity, stability and durability.

Graphene forms the basis for a new imaging platform that can map the electrical fields generated by networks of heart and nerve cells.

Insight into the friction in layered graphene.

Nitrogen-doped graphene quantum dots can convert carbon dioxide into complex hydrocarbons like ethylene and ethanol.

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