Materials news, July 2016

Scientists have used thin films to integrate functional oxide-based materials with silicon-based computer chips.

Scientists have found a way to create a strong composite material made from lots of uniformly stacked layers of graphene and polycarbonate.

Retraction and correction of an erroneous statement.

Recipients of the 2015 Acta student awards

freshly made stacks of a few graphene oxide sheets are excreted quickly and efficiently from the body

Polymerizedvitamin B2 derivative recharges lithium batteries

Michael Strano joins Carbon Editorial Board.

Novel lipid-like peptoids can spontaneously form a membrane with similar properties to cell membranes found in nature.

Tungsten-based nanoparticles promise more efficient and greener lubricants.

Scientists have unveiled a new method for uniting light-capturing photonic nanomaterials and high-efficiency metal catalysts.

Scientists have developed a film that curls up and straightens out when exposed to tiny changes in ambient humidity.

A genetically engineered strain of bacteria can spin out extremely thin and highly conductive wires made up of amino acids.

A novel material for use in the sub-ballast layer of train tracks incorporates shredded rubber from used tires.

Italian researchers have developed a supercapacitor from graphene and copper that can be integrated into fabrics.

cleaner fuel for transportation using hydrogen fuel from water and better energy storage from zinc batteries

A practical cloaking device made from a nanocomposite material allows curved surfaces to appear flat to electromagnetic waves.

Scientists have produced enhanced 'rivet graphene' by adding carbon nanotubes and carbon spheres encasing iron nanoparticles.

Lanthanides bring color and white light properties to responsive hydrogels.

3D paper-based MFC that uses capillary action and so does not need an external power source

Stretched out photovoltaic materials based on polymers rather than silicon

An atom-thick membrane made of molybdenum disulphide has helped produce the most effective osmotic power system yet.

Thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) used to generate light

Scientists at NASA have developed a mirror made from carbon nanotubes embedded in an epoxy resin for use in a satellite telescope.

In a two-year study, Austrian researchers have investigated the behaviour of magnesium-alloy implants in mammalian femurs.

Using lanthanides as catalysts in zeolites for producing porous, 3D graphene-like networks

Scientists have reported a record thermoelectric performance in rarely-studied bismuth-based Zintl phases.

Professor Jeff Dahn is the 2016 Energy Storage Materials Lecture Award winner.

Gaining a better understanding of microscopic mechanisms of glass.

Cheap wireless smartphone-integrated sensors that detect toxic gas.

Scientists have combined graphene with molybdenum disulfide to create an atomically-thin transistor.

Using rod-shaped bacteria to introduce nanoscale wrinkles into graphene causes it to conduct electrons differently in perpendicular directions.

Scientists have discovered that the wettability and adhesion of graphene can be controlled by doping it with metals and polymers.

Treating lithium-rich cathode materials with carbon dioxide to create surface oxygen vacancies can improve their energy storage capacity.

By integrating graphene with two other nanomaterials, scientists have produced a simple, compact and high-speed voltage-controlled oscillator.

Scientists have developed a new method for determining how well artificial photosynthesis materials will weather harsh environments.

A new 2D layered perovskite has outstanding stability and more than triple the power conversion efficiency of previous versions.

Adding nanoparticles to soil could improve its water retention and nutrient-release qualities, according to Pakistan researchers

5500-year-old pigment known as Egyptian blue could help modern-day forensics detect fingerprints more accurately

Scientists have studied the pangolin to learn the secrets of its protective outer armor.

An innovative material made from waste biomass offers an efficient and selective approach for capturing carbon dioxide emissions.

New Editor-in-Chief for Materials Today's sister title

Scientists have found a huge difference in energy conversion efficiency between different facets on individual perovskite crystal grains.

A new silicon-based nanomaterial can be used to stimulate individual nerve cells and manipulate the behavior of muscles and organs.

Several smart abilities, including shape-memory behavior, light-activated movement and self-healing behavior, have been combined in a single material.

For innovation in polymer technology and applied polymer science.

Scientists have found a way to switch the surface of a single layer of boron nitride between states with high and low wetting and adhesion.

Scientists have discovered the cause of a ‘traffic jam’ of ions that can slow down the charging and discharging of lithium-ion batteries.

A novel 3D bioprinting process that uses strands of cow cartilage as ink may one day create cartilage patches for worn out joints.

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