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Nanomaterials news, August 2017

Using electron microscopy, scientists have discovered that silica nanoparticles form quasicrystals as they grow and evolve.

Scientists have created a light foam from two-dimensional sheets of hexagonal-boron nitride that absorbs carbon dioxide.

Simultaneous design and nanomanufacturing speeds up fabrication.

A novel process can convert carbon dioxide into 3D graphene with micropores across its surface, which could make an ideal supercapacitor material.

Scientists have simultaneously designed an optimal material for light management in solar cells and fabricated the nanostructured surfaces.

A composite of a polymer and a 2D material can store energy at operating temperatures well above current commercial polymers.

Scientists have used a laser to turn the surface of pine wood into a form of graphene, potentially offering a way to produce biodegradable electronics.

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Scientists have made the first observation of nanocrystals rapidly forming superlattices while they are themselves still growing.

Scientists have predicted and created new 2D electrocatalysts able to extract hydrogen from water with high performance and low cost.

Using chemical coatings that react with light, scientists have developed a new way to precisely pattern nanomaterials.

Monolayer 2D transition metal dichalcogenides undergo a phase change from semiconductor to metallic when exposed to airborne chemicals.

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Quality control tool for MoS2 promises improved 2D material for next generation electronics and optoelectronics.

Nanofibrous, conductive polymer structure mimics the properties of natural extracellular matrix to support regeneration of heart tissue.

Reducing oxygen in some nanocrystalline alloys may improve their strength and durability at elevated temperatures.

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