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Materials news, May 2015

Physicists at the University of Washington have conducted the most precise and controlled measurements yet of carbon surface.

The researchers describe how a magnetic field, roughly the size of a medical MRI, reduced the amount of heat flowing through a semiconductor by 12 percent.

New research hones in on the structural changes underlying superconductivity in iron arsenide compounds—those containing iron and arsenic.

Chemists at the University of Waterloo have discovered the key reaction that takes place in sodium-air batteries.

Research to improve the world.

DNA origami scaffolds support building of precisely controlled nanoparticle clusters.

Couple carbon nanotubes as RF quantum dots.

Fan-shaped hyperlens out set to slash resolution limits.

Compressed graphene can be printed onto paper for flexible applications.

Engineers and physicists have shown how liquid crystals can be employed to create compound lenses similar to those found in nature.

University of Illinois researchers have developed heat-triggered self-destructing electronic devices.

The twin boundary defects act as energy highways and could help get better performance out of the batteries.

Stretchy scaffolds, which expand when local conditions change, could help promote cell regrowth.

Expanding the magnetic paradigm with new iron alloys

Researchers synthesize antibacterial polydopamine-Ag nanocomposite particles for biomedical applications via an easy, green process.

Blackpool-based polymer manufacturer Victrex plc has been shortlisted for the RAEng MacRobert Award.

Elsevier is holding its first Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge. The winning project will receive a prize of €50,000.

Elsevier is pleased to announce that Dr. Guangmin Zhou will receive the Carbon Journal Prize for 2015.

New, high-volume joining process expands use of aluminum in cars.

Could compounds extracted from corn husks offer a low-cost route to antibacterial nanoparticles?

Increasing potential for quantum computing through chip architecture.

The effect of chromium electron spins on order in high entropy alloys.

Technique of microcombing helps to make carbon nanotube films stronger and more conductive.

Thanks to graphene, we may be one step closer to creating micron-scale motors that can be navigated through our bloodstream.

Researchers have discovered topologically protected one-dimensional electron conducting channels at the domain walls of bilayer graphene.

Using onion epidermal cells to make artificial muscle.

Wyss has developed a novel, truly biocompatible alginate hydrogel that can be synthesized using "click chemistry".

Researchers have shown that defects on an atomically thin semiconductor can produce light-emitting quantum dots.

Researchers have designed a synthetic polymer gel that can utilize internally generated chemical energy.

Polymer scientists show how micro-scale wrinkling affects electrical performance in carbon-based, single-crystal semiconductors.

New research has revealed four atomic arrangements of a gold nanoparticle cluster.

University of Georgia chemistry researchers establishes new research possibilities for silicon chemistry and the semiconductor industry.

Scientists has now identified proteins, which play a key role in the production of rubber in dandelions.

Researchers have developed new textured surfaces for culturing cells in the lab.

Researchers have unveiled an important step in the conversion of light into storable energy.

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