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Nanomaterials news, March 2020

Using a novel etching solution, researchers have developed a new method for making MXenes that does away with the need for water.

A novel separator with conductive carbon nanotubes can prevent lithium-metal batteries from heating up and catching fire in case of a short circuit.

A novel analytical model can identify how twisted graphene sheets behave and determine their stability at different sizes and temperatures.

Researchers have found that small grooves in filter paper can cause single-walled carbon nanotubes to line up side-by-side in 2D films.

Researchers have designed a system that can produce large quantities of the 2D material known as MXene while preserving its unique properties.

Producing single crystalline GaN nanowire growth based on an amorphous substrate

Wearable all-solid-state supercapacitors with excellent performance

Ni-rich cathodes used in EV Li-ion batteries show improved performance stability when doped with boron

flakes of material decorated with tiny particles could prove useful for catalyzing hydrogen generation reactions

easy way to make large, freestanding, thin sheets of metallic materials could open up novel applications in catalysis, flexible electronics, soft robotics

Nanosensors powered by a stream of bubbles can seek out explosives and related hazards in only a few minutes

3D supercapacitors knitted from cotton or nylon yarn coated with a novel conductive material could power smart textiles

Making nanomaterials work in 3D cancer theranostics

Hydrogel can ultrasonically charge bioelectronic implants

Scientists have developed a graphene device that can display three distinct properties: superconducting, insulating and magnetic.

Using copper as a substrate, scientists have successfully grown atom-thick sheets of hexagonal boron nitride as two-inch diameter crystals.

Scientists have developed a novel material made from graphene oxide and a protein that can self-assemble into tissue-like vascular structures.

Prof. Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser is using an Agents of Change grant to empower women in academia

new nanoparticle catalyst could drive artificial photosynthesis to provide clean energy while removing anthropogenic CO2 from the atmosphere

Researchers have used circularly polarized mid-infrared light to control and enhance the chirality of electron distribution in a 2D material.

When placed on top of passive silicon waveguides, 2D materials can change the phase of light as strongly as existing silicon phase modulators.

Researchers have shown that ultraflat gold films can be used to extract large, high quality 2D sheets from van der Waals crystals.

Gold tape exfoliates vdW structures to make 2D sheets

Researchers have engineered two-layered nanofibers consisting of an ordered row of alternating peptides and determined how they self-assemble.

green membranes based on natural materials surpass state-of-the-art membranes for desalination, cleaning up wastewater, and purifying organic solvents

thin nanostructured films of gold and nickel boost performance of direct methanol fuel cells

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