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Materials news, May 2016

Light has healing effect on perovskite films

Scientists have found that certain defects in perovskite films can be healed by illuminating the films with intense light.

Scientists have shown that a supercrystal with a spiral shape made from quantum dots can identify chiral molecules.

Adding a very small amount of graphene to rubber films can increase both their strength and elasticity by up to 50%.

Scientists have discovered a new soluble catalyst material that can help expand the capacity of lithium-air batteries.

ultra-lightweight, biocompatible aerogel has been created from graphene oxide and a polymer

A novel perovskite-based nanomaterial changes color when it interacts with ions and other small molecules during a chemical reaction.

silver nanowires could replace the transparent electrodes currently used in smart phone and tablet sensors

Because it changes from a solid state to a liquid state at around 30°C, gallium can make an effective reversible adhesive.

Metal-organic frameworks can remove the contaminant acetylene from ethylene, allowing it to be converted into polyethylene.

A new material termed ‘rewritable magnetic charge ice’ permits an unprecedented degree of control over local magnetic fields.

A new electronic material made from boron nitride nanosheets can heal all its functions automatically even after breaking multiple times.

Details of new journal Biotribology.

Scientists have discovered that the degradation of perovskite solar cells in sunlight is reduced at low temperatures and reversed in the dark.

Sandwiching graphene between two layers of boron nitride produces a 'superlattice' that allows a single photon to excite multiple electrons.

Wellbores drilled to extract oil and gas can be reinforced with a mixture of graphene nanoribbons and a thermoset polymer.

A new bio-glass that can mimic the shock-absorbing and load bearing qualities of cartilage provides a novel material for implants.

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Silver nanowire films are proving to be an ideal replacement for indium tin oxide in flexible, touch-screen displays.

Particulate emissions from a diesel exhaust are heavily influenced by the fuel’s composition.

A new technique for depositing diamond on the surface of cubic boron nitride can integrate the two materials into a single crystalline structure.

Using metamaterials, researchers have developed a system that can efficiently transfer electrical energy between two separated circuits.

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A novel electron microscopy technique can visualize the nanoscale structural changes that occur in battery materials during discharge.

Researchers have demonstrated how an informatics-based adaptive design strategy can accelerate the discovery of new materials with targeted properties.

Scientists have enhanced the photoluminescence efficiency of tungsten diselenide, a 2D semiconductor, by incorporating it on nanosized gold trenches.

A silicone-based polymer applied to the skin as a thin coating can mimic the mechanical and elastic properties of healthy, youthful skin.

Scientists have uncovered the mechanisms that cause a mixture of cornstarch and water known as ‘oobleck’ to switch between a liquid and a solid.

A new material can cool a solar cell by up to 13°C while still allowing it to absorb the same amount of light, increasing its conversion efficiency.

Scientists have found that the key to fast ion conduction in a solid electrolyte are tiny features that maximize ion transport pathways.

Using a layer of molybdenum disulfide less than 1nm thick, researchers have designed a system able to absorb more than 35% of incident light.

Researchers have developed microporous polymer membranes that can accurately separate molecules at a high processing rate.

Using tiny vesicles and liquid crystals, scientists have produced a synthetic model of a cell membrane.

hydrogel ‘skin’ emits light and senses pressure when stretched

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new way of printing color images using interference nanostructures

Engineers have used metamaterials and 3D printing to develop a novel lens able to focus electromagnetic radiation at terahertz frequencies.

Graphene coatings could save energy by eliminating friction and reduce wear and tear on mechanical components.

Superlattices could enable a new generation of electronic, optoelectronic and photovoltaic devices.

A new transmission electron microscopy tool allows scientists to see for the first time ‘nanoscale’ mixing processes occurring in liquids.

A single-molecule-thick layer of aryl diazonium can both prevent phosphorene degrading in open air and enhance its electronic properties.

When stretched in one direction, a novel 'adaptive protein crystal' thickens in the opposite direction, rather than thinning as most other materials do.

Details of the newest Biomaterials journal award.

advance in electrospinning produces three-component core/shell nanocomposite fibers for drug delivery

Foam produced with 3D printing has better durability and long-term mechanical performance than conventional foam.

The heat transfer abilities of graphene nanoflakes can be enhanced by functionalizing them with amino-based and azide-based silane molecules.

Scientists have worked out why large polymer microgel particles in an assembly will spontaneously shrink to the size of smaller neighboring particles.

Scientists have created an artificial protein that is able to construct a lattice made from buckyballs.

Scientists have discovered that a couple of boron atoms placed very precisely in silicon offer a convenient way to study the quantum world.

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