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Nanomaterials news, September 2019

Researchers have built and tested a photonic topological insulator with edges that can be redefined on the fly for routing photons around each other.

Only around 1% of the surface area of the electrodes in organic solar cells needs to be electrically conductive for them to be fully effective.

mechanically-triggered origami-inspired approach creates complex three-dimensional structures for biomedicine, electronics or robotics

Imperfections and electrochemically driven silicon-lithium alloying reactions allow a new silicon-based metamaterial to deform to order.

coating based on a metal-organic framework containing silver nanoparticles could reduce spread of bacterial contamination of surgical devices and surfaces

A novel nanocomposite comprising bacteria-generated tellurium nanorods embedded in a polymer makes an effective nonlinear optical material.

By taking advantage of the nanomaterial graphene, scientists have developed the smallest ever accelerometer for measuring acceleration.

Blackest ever carbon nanotube coating

Graphene can provide a two-fold defense against mosquito bites, by acting as a physical barrier and blocking chemical signals.

Scientists have developed a practical method for measuring the conductivity of a single carbon nanotube, by splitting it into two halves.

Researchers have shown that a few layers of 2D materials can provide the same insulation in electronic devices as a sheet of glass 100 times thicker.

Engineers have developed a transistor made from linen thread, by coating the thread in carbon nanotubes and immersing it in an electrolyte gel.

Researchers have created 2D flakes made up of domains of molybdenum diselenide and rhenium diselenide with a sharp divide between them.

Gold nano sheets for flexible electronic applications

carbon nanocomposite aptasensor offers an innovative platform for quick and simple TB detection in clinical applications

Nanocomposite telecom switches could help expand broadband

Researchers have found that better graphene oxide (GO) ‘paper’ can be made by mixing strong, solid GO flakes with weak, porous GO flakes.

Researchers have developed a new method for making highly desirable catalysts from crystalline metal nanoparticles with 24 different faces.

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