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Nanomaterials news, June 2017

Scientists have developed a novel form of glassy carbon that is a ultrastrong, lightweight, elastic and electrically conductive.

An amino acid found in the sticky feet of mussels can make synthetic peptide nanofibers line up into strong hydrogel strings.

Mimic nacre toughens up polymer nanocomposites.

Scientists have discovered that a single-atom-thick layer of chromium triiodide displays intrinsic magnetism.

By controlling how nanoparticles self-assemble at three different length scales, scientists have produced a tough and strong polymer nanocomposite.

Computer simulations have revealed how a new electrocatalyst comprising nickel nano-islands on platinum can be both active and stable.

Researchers have found a way to make deformable, heat-resistant sponge-like materials from nanoscale ceramic fibers.

A combination of C60, graphene and hexagonal boron nitride has similar properties to silicon but better chemical stability, lightness and flexibility.

A new method based on a superconductor and a microwave resonator can characterize the electronic properties of graphene.

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A new nanocatalyst made from an alloy of platinum and yttrium can greatly reduce the amount of platinum required in fuel cells.

an engineered polymer nanoparticle can switch off the signal that drives the growth of blood vessels in biological tissue

Electrodes consisting of nanoparticles tethered to the surface of a charge collector using short organic conductors could revolutionize energy storage.

Complex three-dimensional Meccano-like constructions can be built from nanoparticles via a condensation process.

Graphene oxide can crosslink and reinforce rubber in a single easy step to improve mechanical properties.

An anode made of graphene and carbon nanotubes can prevent the formation of dendrites in lithium-metal batteries.

Scientists have have created self-assembling molecules that can be broken down by ultraviolet light to recombine into novel macroscopic shapes.

A material comprising titanium oxide molecules on a porous spherical surface can improve the efficiency of sulphur-based cathodes.

Adding different gases to a novel way for making graphene can make the material superhydrophobic or superhydrophilic.

Understanding the behavior of metal nanoparticles when undergoing oxidation.

Transparent thin film oxide semiconductor material has highest recorded conductivity for its class.

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