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Materials news, February 2015

Dendrites create fire hazards and can limit the ability of batteries to power our smart phones and store renewable energy for a rainy day.

Adding about one per cent of nanoparticles by weight makes the solar cells more efficient, according to the findings of a team of scientists.

A new initiative involving Elsevier’s engineering journals, editors, authors and referees – titled Engineering Advances.

We are pleased to bring to your attention the Special Issue on Progress in Polymer Hybrid Materials, published in Progress in Polymer Science.

Adding MgO nanoparticles to polymer composite scaffolds helps bone-forming cells stick.

Thin Solid Films, Freely Available Online: Collection of invited critical review papers published in 2014.

Scientists are interested in using gels to deliver drugs designed to release their payload over a specified time period.

University of Pennsylvania researchers have made an advance in manufacturing one such material, molybdenum disulphide.

Scientists from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering at the Carlos III University of Madrid have carried out resear

Modeling the amount of plastic waste that ends up in the world's oceans.

Specialized peptides binds with nanoparticles to help improve lithium-ion batteries.

New type of superconducting transistor that can be switched reversibly between on and off positions using light irradiation.

Novel material for efficient plasmonic devices in mid-IR range.

Hidden order revealed, cracking a cryo puzzle.

Wiggling and evolving carbon nanotube bugs.

Biomimetic nanosheets based on microbial armor.

Scientists used supercomputers to find a new class of materials that possess an exotic state of matter known as the quantum spin Hall effect.

Scientists have shown that gold nanotubes have many applications in fighting cancer.

Welcome to the Virtual Microscope, the integrated browser based slide viewer that provides access to high resolution whole slide images.

From now on, when you submit an manuscript to Acta Biomaterialia, we request that you include a short statement of significance.

The 2015 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering has been awarded to the ground-breaking chemical engineer Dr Robert Langer.

Materials Today lead the way to make it simple for authors to publicly share peer-reviewed, curated, formatted, indexed, citable raw research data.

We’re celebrating the International Year of Light with a video contest where we ask you to tell us what light means to you.

Examining two new report by NREL into trade-offs of owning of leasing photovoltaic systems.

Using a medium to compress and shorten intense laser pulses.

Valleytronics offers an alternative approach to spintronics.

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Researchers have created ceramics from lunar dust that could be used for structural applications on the moon.

Dentists and engineers find that that soft drinks really do damage your teeth.

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