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Nanomaterials news, September 2018

Replacing metallic nanoantennas with silicon ones for perovskites in solar cells.

Metal tetrahedral nanomaterials can show novel type of symmetry

Tetrahedron nanostructures composed of certain metals can have a higher degree of symmetry than the geometrical symmetry of spherical atoms.

Boride nanowires deposited on carbon fiber cloth could form the basis of high capacity, stable supercapacitors for energy storage devices.

Nanowires made of germanium and silicon allow individual electrons to be captured by a ‘quantum dot’ on which superconductivity can take place.

Lipo-hydrogel drug carrier for bone regeneration.

N-doped titania photocatalysts on oxidised carbon nanotube support show different properties and performance depending on the synthesis route that is used.

New approach uses hydrogen to overcome hydrogen-embrittlement problem in alloys for applications in extreme conditions.

Sandwiching 2D materials between 3D silicon bases and an ultrathin layer of aluminum oxide can reduce the risk of overheating in nanoelectronics.

A new technique can create an individual fingerprint of the current-carrying edge states occurring in topological insulators or 2D materials.

Adding a single layer of graphene on top of metal leaves being used for a coating process known as gilding doubles the protective quality.

Scientists have synthesized a novel organic/inorganic hybrid 2D material with promising electrical and magnetic properties.

A novel, nature-inspired, microtextured surface can help to decrease frictional drag at the interface between liquids and solids.

The efficiency of perovskite solar cells can be improved by adding silicon nanoparticles with better light absorption properties.

As much as 100 times more heat than predicted by standard radiation theory can flow between the edges of two very thin semiconductor plates.

Novel composite membrane floats on top of the surface of water, absorbs sunlight, and produces vapor for clean water or to produce electricity.

Scientists have verified a key prediction from a 55-year-old theory about how electrons move through one-dimensional nanotubes and nanowires.

Conductive, ecoresorbable inks used in 3D printing to form circuits, inductive antennas, sensors and implantable electronic medical devices.

Network of isolated, individual carbon nanotubes could be ideal transparent conductive films for touch screens, smart windows, and photovoltaic cells.

Precision-synthsized porous graphene is transformed into a semiconductor and the most efficient filter.

Nanoscale diamond needles can bend and deform reversibly, like bristles on a brush, before breaking.

New strategies could translate exceptional attributes of nanoscale fibers like carbon nanotubes and cellulose nanofibrils into macroscale materials.

Scientists have induced a two-dimensional material to cannibalize itself for atomic ‘building blocks’ that go on to form stable structures.

Scientists have developed a new electron microscopy method that allows them to observe the crystallization process for 2D materials.

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