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Nanomaterials news, August 2018

Scientists take control of line defects in bilayer graphene

Using video game controllers with electron microscopy, researchers have developed a way to move line defects around in bilayer graphene.

Engineers have developed a nanoparticle coating that protects ceramics against thermal shock by reducing heat transfer.

Computer simulations show that nanoscale patterning on surfaces is an effective means of engineering materials for unique water dynamics.

Two types of nanoribbons produce material that traps single electrons at the junctions of ribbon segments.

Using a novel additive manufacturing process, scientists have been able to produce ultra-thin, ultra-smooth polyamide membranes for desalination.

Researchers can fine-tune the electronic, mechanical and optical properties of 2D heterostructures by varying the angle between the crystals in real time.

Scientists have discovered that negatively curved carbon sheets known as schwarzites can be synthesized inside the pores of zeolites.

Advanced synchrotron small-angle and wide-angle X-ray scattering reveals how dental caries evolve and the changes in structure of enamel at the nanoscale.

Researchers have made triple-layered hollow nanostructures consisting of a conductive organic core sandwiched between two inorganic layers.

A 2D tungsten ditelluride bilayer develops a spontaneous electrical polarization that allows it to undergo ‘ferroelectric switching’.

Simple, universal reflux pre-treatment and sonication method produces measurable amounts of two-dimensional quantum dots from bulk raw materials.

Catalytically active Pd nanoclusters inside organic molecular cages avoids aggregation and other problems.

Two-dimensional atomically thin layers of the metal gallium - known as gallenene - have been created on silicon substrates.

Nanowires could help restore impaired neurological functions involved in vision and movement

Fire-resistant wallpaper based on inorganic nanowires and graphene oxide (GO) thermal sensors sounds an alarm in the event of fire.

By mixing nanocrystals with polymers and ligands, scientists have found a way to switch between a liquid-like state and a solid-like state.

Quantum computing could benefit from the finding that electrons can be trapped between graphene nanoribbons with different topologies,

Researchers have found that ‘rebar graphene’, in which graphene is reinforced with carbon nanotubes, is more than twice as tough as pristine graphene.

Researchers have used a chemical process discovered decades ago to make the linkages between covalent organic frameworks much sturdier.

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A cobalt-tungsten catalyst starts growing carbon nanotubes with various chiral angles but redirects almost all of them toward one fast-growing variant.

Niobium tungsten oxides with a complex crystalline structure allow lithium ions to move through them at higher rates than typical electrode materials.

The first experimental realization and structural investigation of 2D vanadium disulphide has revealed a new vanadium sulphide compound.

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