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Nanomaterials news, May 2017

A newly-developed printable elastic conductor retains high conductivity even when stretched to as much as five times its original length.

After more than 60 years of trying, scientists have reported the first organic synthesis of a carbon nanobelt.

Scientists have developed organic semiconductor nanosheets that can easily be removed from a growth substrate and placed on other substrates.

A new design strategy provides a highly general framework that can be applied to the self-assembly of crystalline or fluid materials.

A new nano-scale thin film material not only boasts high conductivity but also has a wide bandgap, making it optically transparent.

ptychographic X-ray computed tomography uses X-rays instead of light or electrons to examine samples non-destructively

graphene oxide membranes could offer a simple means of filtering out unwanted salts and impurities from drinking water

By heating ethene in stages on a rhodium catalyst substrate, scientists have managed to convert it to layers of graphene.

Scientists have developed a fast, non-destructive optical method for analyzing defects in 2D materials

Using non-ionic polymer nanoparticles that shine different colors depending on their size, scientists have developed a coating process for coloring metals.

Two new discoveries provide a way to ‘stencil’ 2D materials in precise locations and overcome a barrier to their use in next-generation electronics.

Using an electron beam, scientists have patterned thin polymer films with individual features as small as 1nm separated by just 11nm.

Using a novel analytical method, scientists have discovered that a 2D crystal of chromium germanium telluride possesses intrinsic ferromagnetism.

Using an an atomic-scale 'color center' found only in diamonds, scientists have become the first to image how electrons move in graphene.

There will be four awards of $2,000 each for Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia and Acta Biomaterialia.

NetComposites is now seeking paper abstracts for the next Industrial Nanocomposites Conference taking place from 10–11 October in Stuttgart, Germany.

A novel fabrication process can produce carbon nanotube textiles with high electrical conductivity and a high level of toughness.

A low-cost chemical process can transform waste glass bottles into nanosilicon anodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries.

A novel cartilage-mimicking hydrogel may allow surgeons to 3D print meniscus implants that are custom-shaped to each patient's anatomy.

Scientists have used graphene to transfer intricate crystalline patterns from an underlying semiconductor wafer to a top layer of identical material.

Molecular crystal lattice made up of fullerene molecules called fullerite has outstanding stiffness and hardness.

Mimicking the vein structure in leaves helps produce material that improves lifetime of batteries.

Mobile sensor that detects specific wavelengths of electromagnetic energy.

Ultrathin superconducting film from woven nanowires.

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