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Materials news, November 2016

Using a database of materials, scientists have quantified the thermodynamic scale of metastability for almost 30,000 known materials.

Scientists have come up with a new way to produce two-dimensional nanomaterials by dissolving layered materials in liquids.

Scientists have used photonic technology to produce lightweight and ultra-resistant coatings in any desired color.

A novel silicone polymer gel makes an environmentally-friendly, inexpensive, long-lasting ice-repellent coating.

Carbon nanotubes promise electronic devices of the future that could outperform Si and GaAs technologies.

Inducing superconductivity in non-superconducting materials

high-strength, creep resistant nanocrystalline Cu-Ta alloy could improve turbine engine efficiency and reduce carbon footprint

size, surface charge, composition and now shape of a nanoparticle determine how easily it can slip inside a cell

Scientists have synthesized a novel carbon material by using high pressures – rather than high temperatures – to initiate chemical reactions.

The discovery of a strong interaction between light and matter in semiconducting carbon nanotubes could lead to their use in electrically-pumped lasers.

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Inexpensive rewritable material that is environmentally friendly.

Water flow in CNTs is almost frictionless.

By using a very hot pressing temperature, scientists have created a novel thermoelectric material with an unusually high power factor.

Repairing bones damaged by cancer surgery requires scaffold materials that can support tissue regeneration and suppressing tumor regrowth.

Using a novel nanomechanical platform, scientists have discovered that the 2D material molybdenum diselenide is far more brittle than graphene.

Researchers have developed a novel magnetic material that can be applied to any surface to repel ice.

Researchers have identified new monolithic polymer films that can directly convert ultraviolet light into sustained motion.

View the winning image of the 2016 NuMART competition.

By combining physical and chemical approaches to self-healing, a new polymeric material can self-heal in semi-dry conditions.

A new electroactive material made from a bottlebrush polymer can change shape and size when exposed to a relatively small electric field.

By finding a way to sandwich two types of perovskite into a single photovoltaic cell, scientists have achieved a conversion efficiency of 21.7%.

Using a gold metasurface, scientists have fabricated the first semiconductor-free, optically-controlled microelectronic device.

Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini receives "Arthur L. Friedberg Ceramic Engineering Tutorial and Lecture Award 2016".

A new method uses graphene templates to make ultrathin metal oxide sheets containing intricate wrinkle and crumple patterns.

Scientists have managed to create an ultra-strong material by 'fusing' together multiwall carbon nanotubes.

Fluctuations in the amount of a particular precursor in a two-dimensional alloy can influence the ordering of the atoms of the other components.

Hydrogenation proceeds differently over single-layer graphene compared with few-layer graphene, and also requires defects or edges.

Scientists have developed new polymer-stabilized droplet carriers that can identify and encapsulate nanoparticles for transport in a cell.

Scientists have used a laser-heating technique to fabricate a new class of crystalline solid known as a rotating lattice single crystal.

Engineers have developed a magnetic ink that can be used to make self-healing batteries, electrochemical sensors and textile-based circuits.

Polymer fragility index and chain length

Superconducting spin cycle

Researchers have smashed silver microcubes at high speeds to see how deforming their crystalline structures could make them stronger and tougher.

Using alternating layers of an antiferromagnet, researchers have produced a topological insulator that can work at higher temperatures.

A new method for taking advantage of assembled interfaces can induce superconductivity in non-superconducting materials.

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A monolayer of tungsten diselenide can emit a pair of photons at a time, making it useful for sending secure communications and acting as a novel laser.

The University at Buffalo's new Materials Data Engineering Laboratory will conduct materials modeling and simulations using visual data.

By capturing both high- and low-energy photons, a new perovskite tandem solar cell has achieved a power conversion efficiency of 20.3%.

High pressures applied by a novel nanocrystalline-diamond anvil could lead to the creation of as yet unknown new materials.

Nanostructured catalysts boosts conversion of greenhouse gas to fuel.

A new computational method can efficiently identify the best metal-organic frameworks for capturing carbon dioxide emissions.

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Extraction of heavy metal contaminants from soil by Arabidopsis halleri

Nano-features similar to leaf veins improves electrodes

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