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Nanomaterials news, March 2019

Researchers have found that thin layers of niobium arsenide, a Weyl semimetal, have three times the conductivity of copper at room temperature.

Yeast makes green nanofibers from paper paste

By exciting ‘frustrated’ crystalline materials with laser light, a team of researchers has managed to transform them into a stable ‘supercrystal’.

A new microfluidic system for synthesizing perovskite quantum dots reduces manufacturing costs and can be tuned on demand to any color.

A metal-organic framework proved better at soaking up the pollutant PFOS from contaminated water when it contained additional nanometer-sized holes.

A polymer composite containing graphene and nanoparticles can produce a more stable solid-electrolyte interphase in lithium metal batteries.

Sandwiching a layer of graphene between two layers of 2D boron nitride can produce superlattices that confer novel electrical properties.

Scientists have used a new technique called ultrafast surface X-ray scattering to visualize the motion of atoms in a 2D material.

By combining graphene with nano-ribbons of gold, researchers have developed an ultrasensitive biosensor for detecting disease-causing proteins.

The twist angle between layers of 2D semiconductors provides a ‘tuning knob’ to turn them into an exotic quantum material.

Physicists have discovered that placing 2D semiconductors on top of each other and twisting them causes the emergence of novel hybrid properties.

Novel simulations show that atom-sized steps on a substrate have the remarkable ability to keep monolayer crystal islands in alignment as they grow.

The energy storage capacity of electrodes made from the 2D material MXene can be doubled by adding an appropriate solvent to the electrolyte.

Scientists have used directed evolution to enhance the optical properties of complexes of DNA wrapped around carbon nanotubes.

Researchers have shown that excitons can be trapped in the moiré pattern created by twisting a pair of 2D semiconductors.

Researchers have developed a blueprint for understanding and predicting the properties and behavior of nanoparticles containing multiple elements.

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