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Materials news, October 2018

A novel technique uses a nickel film to harvest 2-inch diameter wafers of a 2D material from a bulk crystal and then stack them with other 2D wafers.

A polymer gel that incorporates chloroplasts from plants can react with carbon dioxide in the air to grow, strengthen and even repair itself.

Can a simple coating stop ice sticking to concrete?

Australian researchers combine titanium dioxide and graphene to develop a novel, low-power sun sensor.

Materials Today Advances – now open for submissions.

Semiconductor made from organic and inorganic materials can convert electricity into light efficiently.

Making a silicon solar cell with a maximum quantum efficiency of double the normal limit

Human model of innervated tissue-engineered skin from induced pluripotent stem cells.

The strength of a particular chemical bond in cuprates influences the temperature at which they achieve superconductivity.

Using atomic quantum simulation, physicists have made the first observation of a specific type of toplogical insulator that's induced by disorder.

By creating nanoporous graphene and then covering it with a polymer layer, engineers have fabricated an atomically thin membrane.

Using a supercomputer, scientists have managed to predict the electrical and optical properties of hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites.

simple method produces centimeter-sized single crystals of organolead halide perovskites

Researchers have combined experiment and theory to elucidate the electronic structure and optical behavior of novel gold and silver alloys.

Engineers have developed a graphene-based technique for fabricating ultrathin, flexible semiconducting films from exotic materials.

Scientists have probed a superionic crystal with neutrons and X-rays to determine how it can possess both solid and liquid properties.

graphdiyne film filters lithium ions and prevents dendrite growth in lithium-metal batteries

Researchers have come up with a novel molecular approach for improving the piezoelectric properties of organic polymers.

A bio-inspired soft material can alter its properties by self-assembling into molecular superstructures and then disassembling on demand.

Different materials surfaces can regulate the immune system response to an implantable material.

Scientists have found that the protective oxide films that form on metals can trap other atoms inside them, which influence many of the film’s properties.

A flat lens made of silicon nanopillars with various cross-sectional shapes can focus a large range of colors of any polarization to the same focal spot.

Researchers have demonstrated that silica-rich waste can be used to remove charged species of radioactive Uranium from nuclear fission waste streams.

Smart nanoparticles provide a new technology for targeted drug delivery by distinguishing the intrinsic characteristics between cancer and normal tissues.

Designing a hydrogel for blood vessel formation.

Engineers have developed a super-hydrophobic surface that can produce an electrical voltage when salt water flows over it.

Energy Storage Materials is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Best Paper Award. Exceptionally, we selected two papers for the award this year.

Identifying the best material for the fabrication of artificial vascular systems.

Combining Mössbauer spectroscopy with ‘center of gravity’ analysis can reveal how the oxidation state of iron oxide nanoparticles changes over time.

Halide perovskites can maintain their crystalline structure even while the atoms in their crystals undergo unusually large-scale vibrational motion.

A novel passive daytime radiative cooling polymer coating with nano-to-microscale air voids can act as a spontaneous air cooler on buildings.

Micron-sized calcium silicate spheres can self-assemble to form solids that are stronger, harder, more elastic and more durable than Portland cement

Silicon-based safety switch for lithium-ion batteries prevents catastrophic failure.

hybrid material based on transition metal selenide could be a nonprecious metal alternative electrocatalyst for hydrogen generation

Researchers have used an atom hybridization method to synthesize multimetallic clusters consisting of more than five metal elements.

Scientists have computed the optical properties, including transmittance, absorbance and reflectance, of 55 2D materials.

Composite contains polymer component to protect metal hydride filler from exposure to air and moisture for stable hydrogen storage.

Researchers have developed a method for creating an antenna made from a two-dimensional material that can be sprayed onto almost any surface.

New insertion reaction anode material produced via combustion synthesis could boost sodium-ion batteries.

A nano-filter made from sheets that naturally grow on liquid metal can clean dirty water over 100 times faster than current technology.

Non-precious metal Fe-N doped carbon electrocatalyst for ORR could make fuel cells more economically viable and sustainable.

Physicists have developed a bilayer graphene device that displays both efficient transport and control of electron spins.

manganese selenide nanocubes are promising anode materials for sodium-ion batteries

Acid-resistant CNT-supported iridium-oxide catalyst for oxygen evolution and reduction reactions.

A novel, zero-dimensional photoluminescent material is cheap to fabricate, does not use toxic starting materials and is very stable.

Synopsis of “The Mechanisms of Ductile Rupture” (Philip J.NoellJay D.CarrollBrad L.Boyce) Acta Mat 2018.

Find out more about the winners of the 2018 Energy Storage Materials Journal Award winners.

Read the review papers published in the Special Issue on Surface Modification and Characterization on Nanodiamond Particles.

A unique combination of imaging tools and atomic-level simulations has revealed that a hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite film is ferroelastic.

Treating two-dimensional boron nitride with a superacid helps it to bind with other materials, including nanoparticles and graphene.

Self-healing, injectable, multifunctional wound dressing based on a micelle-hydrogel composite is flexible and comfortable enough for joint injuries.

Researchers have shown that complex macroscale superstructures can be assembled from building blocks comprising pyramid-shaped quantum dots.

Allenby and colleagues developed a tissue-engineered 3D hollow-fibre perfusion bioreactor system.

Synthesis of a new 2D nano material with electrical and magnetic properties.

A quantum leap forward in time.

Speaker line-up announced for the 6th International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials.

Simple two-step for optoelectronic films.

Piezoelectric components can now be directly integrated onto silicon chips.

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