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Nanomaterials news, June 2021

photonic composite based on biopolymers, silk proteins, and gold nanoparticles twists and bends in response to light

groups of enzyme-powered nano-sized robots swarm in biological fluids and inside organisms

A novel graphene-based aerogel with a structure similar to meringue is the lightest sound insulation material ever manufactured.

Researchers hope that carbon obtained from coffee grounds could build better and more sustainable batteries

Cardiac disease can cause damage that the body cannot fix. Artificial tissues made with spider silk could be the answer

Research into using structures called dendrimers to deliver photoactive materials into cancer cells could yield new approaches for therapy and diagnosis

2D transition metal carbide nanomaterials known as MXenes show promising antiviral properties against some strains of SARS-CoV-2

Si/GaN could be ideal efficient and durable photoelectrode for photoelectrochemical systems capable of artificial photosynthesis

shape-memory actuator based on nanometer-thick platinum films capped with titanium dioxide could enable low-power, electrically programmable microrobots

Researchers have developed a novel manufacturing technique for producing flexible transistors from 2D semiconductors.

Researchers can gain more control over the electrical properties of 2D semiconducting materials by stacking them in specific geometries.

Researchers have shown that the atomic-level vibrations of graphene sheets coated in antibodies can be used to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Researchers have determined the process by which the 2D material molybdenum disulfide flashes into existence during chemical vapor deposition.

For the first time, researchers have made detailed measurements of how oxygen seeps out of the nanoparticles that make up lithium-ion battery electrodes.

Novel crystalline form of silicon for the next generation of electronic and energy devices

By shining laser light on semiconducting moiré superlattices, researchers have found a new class of electronic excited states called 'moiré trions'.

Biodegradable battery for the Internet of Things, integrated health monitoring, and environmental or agricultural sensing

Researchers have developed a novel photopolymerization process for synthesizing two-dimensional polymers.

A new material made from carbon nanotubes and a Teflon-like polymer can generate electricity by scavenging energy from its environment.

Researchers have shown that 'bite-defects' in graphene nanoribbons can disrupt their electronic transport but also yield spin-polarized currents.

A novel, low-cost, sustainable aerogel made from cellulose nanofibrils and alginate shows promise for use in drug delivery and wound dressing.

Researchers have found that highly aligned carbon nanotube films can rotate the polarization of light at terahertz frequencies.

Utilizing two microscopy methods, researchers have visualized the oxidation of hydrogen on a rhodium nanoparticle in real time at nanometer resolution.

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