ALL TOPICS CHANGE TOPIC

Materials news, March 2018

Chemists have found a sodium-based material that offers a cheap and non-toxic alternative to lead-containing perovskites for use in solar cells.

Using an array of circuit boards, scientists have produced a ‘human scale’ analogue of a new phase of matter known as quadrupole topological insulators.

“Self-selection” method for growing large single-crystal-like graphene films.

Computer models suggest that a material comprising floors of boron nitride separated by boron nitride pillars could store a large amount of hydrogen.

By observing atomic vibrations with a new electron microscope, scientists have been able to measure the nanoscale temperature of hexagonal boron nitride.

Energy efficient windows through solution-based deposition.

Combining bacterial cellulose with two common minerals offers an effective scaffolding material for repairing bones.

Sewing patches of crystals seamlessly together at the atomic level to produce atomically thin fabrics.

Theory has guided the development of a new piezeoelectric material with twice the piezo response of any existing commercial ferroelectric ceramics.

Polyurethane/black phosphorous composite is a biodegradable, remotely trigged shape memory polymer.

Scientists have shown that both the proportion and distribution of chemical groups at the surface of silica dictates how it interacts with water.

Environmentally friendly energy storage devices could be made using plants.

A new chemical vapor deposition method can produce single-crystal-like graphene films by supplying hydrocarbon molecules to the edge of the growing film.

Find out about the winners of this year's Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids.

By exfoliating a liquid droplet of gallium, scientists have managed to create 2D gallenene, which shows promise for use in nanoscale electronics.

A new glass made from zinc and organic compounds has a better glass-forming ability than conventional silica-based glass.

Scientists have created a new method for doping germanium with desired foreign atoms, creating new materials with significantly altered properties.

By inserting positively charged ammonium molecules between the layers, scientists have developed a novel way to make superlattices of 2D materials.

Scientists used advanced electron microscopy techniques to study the atomic structure of the surface and interior of a lithium-ion battery electrode.

A new technique can ‘sew’ two patches of crystals seamlessly together at the atomic level to create atomically-thin fabrics for use in electronic devices.

Solar sandwich breaks efficiency barrier.

Uranium mineral more complex than any other.

Free recipe could open field of biomimetic nanoparticles.

Organic lithium ion battery will work in outer space.

Using a 3D layer of silicone as the substrate for a lithium metal anode can mitigate dendrite formation and dramatically extend battery life.

Researchers have discovered more details about the way certain materials hold a static electric charge even after two surfaces separate.

New biosensors could support personalized medicine – including in developing countries.

Wearable non-invasive sensors could allow continuous and convenient glucose-monitoring in diabetes.

Replacing single-use plastics with recyclable bio-plastics will stop the planet from drowning in waste.

Adding a small molecule to act as an electron donor and enhance the absorption of the active layer can improve the efficiency of an organic solar cell.

Lab experiments retracing the chemical steps leading to the creation of complex hydrocarbons in space could offer new ways to produce graphene.

Replacing metal components in electronic devices with carbon materials like graphene could reduce production costs and waste management problems.

A novel method for producing various albumin-based gels could allow them to be developed as implants for delivering drugs over extended periods.

NiOx-based perovskite materials promise low-cost, highly efficient, flexible solar photovoltaic devices.

A new technique can pinpoint the location of chemical reactions happening inside lithium-ion battery electrodes in three dimensions at the nanoscale level.

A graphene superlattice consisting of two sheets rotated at slightly different orientations can display both insulating and superconducting properties.

Researchers have developed a new method for chemically bonding multiple soft materials independent of the manufacturing process.

Understanding why a 2D material grown on a sapphire substrate had worse properties than predicted has allowed scientists to improve those properties.

A novel imaging technique uses a tiny needle to nudge a single nanoparticle into different orientations and capture 2D images to reconstruct a 3D picture,

Scientists have discovered that previously undetected manganese atoms contaminating graphene are responsible for its catalytic abilities.

Researchers have developed a new technique for printing electronic circuits on flexible, stretchable substrates using silver nanowires.

Carbon now accepting written nominations for researchers who have successfully defended a Ph.D. thesis in the calendar year 2017.

Carbon nanotubes and graphene in a branch-and-leaves design produce a super-efficient and long-lasting electrode for supercapacitors.

Using advanced computational methods, scientists have discovered new materials that could enhance the efficiency and lifetime of solid oxide fuel cells.

A novel machine learning-based method for classifying steel is much more accurate and objective than conventional quality control procedures.

Using state-of-the-art microscopy techniques, scientists have discovered that a prototypical ‘relaxor’ material has an unexpected atomic structure.

Using 'molecular anvils' made from tiny diamond particles, scientists have conducted the first chemical reactions triggered by mechanical pressure alone.

Hybrid energy harvester from Kwangwoon University shows promise as a wearable charger for portable electronic devices.

Nanoparticle-decorated bioactive glass provides a scaffold for bone regrowth and the capacity for photothermal treatment to target tumor cells.

Researchers used data mining and computational tools to discover a new phosphor material for white LEDs that is inexpensive and easy to make.

Using experiments and modeling, scientists have found that interactions between layers of 2D titanium disulfide are stronger than theory suggests.

Researchers have shown that films of pencil graphite and a conductive co-polymer paint can produce a novel, cheap thermoelectric device.

High-intensity infrared laser pulses have revealed a hidden state of electronic order in a cuprate comprising lanthanum, barium, copper and oxygen.

Hybrid electrode material enables fast ion conduction through continuous ceramic fibers, flexibility, and ability to use polymer roll-to-roll processing.

News archive…

Connect with us
Most viewed…
News
 

New sustainable thermal management material from cellulose

What’s coming up…
Webinar
 
28
Feb ’22

16
Apr ’23

22
May ’23

10
May ’23