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Nanomaterials news, June 2020

By taking advantage of the strength of graphene, researchers have doubled the toughness of a ceramic material used to make solid electrolytes.

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A new film made of gold nanoparticles can change color in response to any type of movement, including bending or twisting.

Researchers have developed a portable pyroelectric technology that generates electricity from the catalytic combustion of methanol.

New research shows that certain combinations of 2D materials let holes and electrons combine into excitons at the materials' ground state.

Researchers have developed a method for self-assembling nanostructures with gamma-modified peptide nucleic acid, a synthetic mimic of DNA.

Researchers have detected signatures of a cascade of energy transitions that could help explain how superconductivity arises in magic-angle graphene.

New structural supercapacitor electrode produced from nanofiber materials

new reaction process uses light to trigger the growth of polymer layers on a metal nanoparticle

Scientists have developed an open-source program called SEMseg to count and characterize nanoparticles from scanning electron microscope images.

The spontaneous formation of hollow structures in nanoscale antimony crystals could increase the energy density of lithium-ion batteries.

By combining tandem repeat proteins with the 2D material MXene, researchers have produced a composite material with novel electrical properties.

A novel metasurface can operate as many birefringent materials in parallel, allowing more compact manipulation of light polarization.

By combining them with fluorescent molecules, researchers have, for the first time, been able to study the real-time dynamics of boron nitride nanotubes.

At very high temperatures and pressures, nitrogen can adopt the same 2D crystalline structure as black phosphorus.

Computer simulations have revealed that the polarization of ferroelectric nanoparticles adopts a geometrical structure of knots called a Hopfion.

Using a magnetic nanocomposite coating, researchers have developed a highly porous smart sponge that selectively soaks up oil in water.

By inserting metal atoms between transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers, researchers have created a whole new library of 2D materials.

A felt of nickel microfibers has the optimum combination of surface area and bubble release for producing hydrogen via electrolysis.

Scientists have uncovered evidence that the 2D material tungsten ditelluride conducts electricity in very narrow channels at its outer edges.

Researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence system that can determine material properties such as toughness in a matter of milliseconds.

For the first time, researchers have synthesized large-scale 2D conjugated polymers, and thoroughly characterized their electronic properties.

Scientists have used graphene to help develop an opal-like crystalline material that could be the cornerstone of next generation smart sensors.

Researchers have discovered that adding graphene to the carbon fiber production process can greatly increase the strengthen of the material.

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