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Nanomaterials news, October 2017

Researchers unlock key to nanocluster formation

'Thermodynamic stability’ theory says nanoclusters will only be stable if the core cohesive energy is balanced by the core-to-shell binding energy.

Flaky technique provides window on catalytic activity of 2D materials

A new technique that uses an electron beam to burn tiny windows into a polymer can measure the catalytic activity of 2D materials.

Coating paper with gold nanoparticles produces a flexible supercapacitor that could be used to help power wearable devices.

Scientists have produced novel photocatalysts by coating aluminum nanoparticles with islands of various different metals.

Researchers have come up with a new hybrid nanomaterial that can harness solar energy to generate hydrogen from seawater.

Researchers have reported superconductivity in two kinds of higher titanium oxides prepared in the form of ultrathin films.

Scientists have developed a new electron microscope technique for observing colloidal nanoparticles while they interact and self-assemble.

New approach integrates liposomal technology with ‘smart’ hydrogels that are responsive to NIR light.

By finding a way to sprinkle the surface of lead-sulphide quantum dots with extra sulphur, scientists have enhanced their charge transport properties.

A novel perovskite solar cell retains more than 95% of its 20% conversion efficiency under full sunlight illumination for more than 1000 hours.

A new 2D film made of polymers and nanoparticles can direct two different non-mixing liquids into a variety of exotic architectures.

By precisely controlling the size and positioning of quantum dots in a superlattice, scientists are able to finely tune its optical properties.

Researchers have shown how laser light can be used to forge graphene into 3D objects such as a pyramid.

Frictional, structural, and mechanical studies of hind leg femur-tibia joint of katydids reveals novel antifriction and antiwear properties.

Using zirconium-based nanoparticles, researchers have developed a novel technique for successfully 3D printing high-strength alloys.

Two new energy storage technologies, comprising a novel electrode and catalyst, could enhance lithium-ion batteries or replace them entirely.

Novel filler for polymer composite used hollow glass microspheres and carbon fibers to bring unique combination of properties.

Polymer-coated gold nanocages loaded with active agents modulate telomerase activity.

Pathogen-mimicking nanocomplex tricks the body into launching immune response against tumors.

A thin layer of oxidation on graphene-wrapped magnesium nanoparticles can enhance rather than hinder their hydrogen storage.

New light-emitting diode that offers purest green light.

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