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Materials news, September 2014

Folding up DNA into nanostructures.

Understanding how carbon fibers perform in metal composite materials could now be easier with a combined analysis approach.

Light, fluffy fibers from the Kapok tree could make the ideal electrode for a new generation of microbial fuel cells.

Free radicals generated in solution by beta decay of strontium-90 tapped for electricity generation.

New waterproof adhesives.

The promise of extraordinary properties.

Researchers have developed full color display technology using aluminum nanorods that are able to identify colors and blend into the background.

Researchers have studied colloidal solid-solid transitions and discovered a surprising mechanism that facilitates one of these routes.

A team of researchers has developed a novel method for controllably constructing precise internanotube junctions.

Rice University scientists who created a de-icing film for radar domes have now refined the technology to work as a transparent coating for glass.

The very idea of fibers made of carbon nanotubes is neat, but Rice University scientists are making them neat — literally.

Researchers have developed anew method for the synthesis of an ultrahard material that exceeds diamond in hardness.

Engineers from McGill University have shown that multi-wall MWCNTs improve the mechanical toughness of carbon fibre laminates.

Researchers have developed a light detector that could revolutionise chemical sensing and night vision technology.

For the first time, researchers have been able to open a kind of window into the inner workings of a lithium-ion battery.

Graphene could lead to devices in high-frequency electronics.

Scientists at EPFL have developed a first building-block for photonic “transistors” that requires record-low energy to operate.

A new route to making graphene has been discovered that could make the 21st century's wonder material easier to ramp up to industrial scale.

Researchers have for the first time provided direct evidence of a water-mediated reaction mechanism for the catalytic oxidation of carbon monoxide.

Raising the profile and supporting the efforts of materials science research.

Shuffling layers in mixed metal oxides.

Scientists, have tapped oil and water to create scaffolds of self-assembling, synthetic proteins called peptoid nanosheets.

Researchers have developed a new sensor that can detect and count nanoparticles, at sizes as small as 10 nanometers, one at a time.

Scientists have developed what they believe is the thinnest-possible semiconductor, a new class of nanoscale materials made only three atoms thick.

Jack Lemons has been awarded the highly acclaimed international 2015 Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal Award.

Researchers have created dynamic nanoparticles (NPs) that could provide an arsenal of applications to diagnose and treat cancer.

University of Illinois engineers are bringing a touch of color to glucose monitoring.

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