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Materials news, November 2019

Researchers have formulated design rules that guide how ribosomes can incorporate new kinds of monomers to produce synthetic polymers.

Researchers have developed a novel polymer coating that dramatically reduces the amount of water needed to flush a conventional toilet.

Scientists have discovered two co-existing phases in a layered, copper-containing crystal that are connected through a quadruple energy well.

Polymer coating to make a non-stick toilet bowl

New class of polymers brings cheaper grid batteries

Scientists have found an organic compound that can harvest the 'hot electrons' produced when high-energy photons hit a perovskite semiconductor.

The electron pairs responsible for the abilities of superconductors can also conduct electricity with some amount of resistance, like metals do.

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Scientists have found that multilayer graphene is stiff when bent a little, but becomes much softer when bent a lot, as the layers slide past each other.

Applying a thin layer of iron, vanadium, tungsten and aluminum to a silicon crystal produces a highly efficient thermoelectric material.

Metal structure that is so water repellent that it won’t sink even when damaged or punctured

Magnetic levitation separates chelated drugs

A lightweight polymer material full of holes, inspired by theoretical nanotube structures called tubulanes, is nearly as hard as diamond.

Researchers have developed new organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite materials that don't contain lead and have a much improved stability.

Embedding electrical circuits inside 3D-printed plastics to improve electronic devices

A material that mimics the organs targeted by autoimmune cells could draw these cells away from vulnerable body tissues

Food waste can be repurposed to supply drinking water and power while reducing the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere

Researchers have developed a way to make cheaper, more sensitive photodetectors by replacing gold with the 2D material MXene.

Using computer-based simulations of atoms and molecules in solution, scientists have identified a general mechanism governing crystal growth.

By juggling four different chemical reactions in a single flask, researchers have combined four polymers to form a single multicrystalline substance.

Perovskite materials for use in next generation solar cells and flexible LEDs can be more efficient when their chemical compositions are less ordered.

By applying an intermittent electrical field, researchers have managed to get blue-phase liquid crystals to adopt novel structures with novel properties.

Researchers have found that a class of polymers known as AquaPIMs can produce an ideal membrane for use in a flow battery.

Surface-plasmon-polariton waves between a metal and a dielectric may offer a way for tiny electronic components to communicate with each other.

By studying superconductivity in molybdenum disulfide, scientists have developed a superconducting transistor and discovered new superconducting states.

By replacing some of the lead in perovskites with indium, scientists have quashed the defects in perovskite solar cells and enhanced their stability.

Using optical tweezers as a light-based ‘tractor beam’, researchers have developed a method for assembling nanomaterials into larger structures.

By analyzing the atomic structure of scandium fluoride, scientists have discovered why certain crystalline materials shrink when they're heated.

Exposing the cathode in a lithium-ion battery to a beam of concentrated light can lower the charging time by a remarkable factor of two or more.

Stable materials can be created from disordered proteins by altering the environmental triggers that cause them to undergo phase transitions.

Using computer modeling and a novel imaging technique, scientists have been able to study the self-assembly of crystalline materials at a high resolution.

Scientists have found that a broad diffraction pattern can help determine whether graphene and other 2D materials are structurally perfect.

coating silk sutures with antimicrobial spider silk proteins could alleviate the problem of post-surgical infection

By incorporating a special monomer, scientists have developed polymers that can break down more easily under certain conditions.

Applying kirigami, the Japanese art of cutting and folding, to graphene can make it more strain tolerant and adaptable to movement.

Using an electron microscope, scientists have uncovered the mechanisms that make nacre, also known as mother-of-pearl, so hard and resilient.

kirigami-inspired design allows graphene-based sensor devices to withstand large strains

By wetting porous polymer coatings with alcohol, researchers have come up with an inexpensive and scalable way to control light and heat in buildings.

New materials could arise from the unexpected discovery of unusual configurations of oxygen and nitrogen on graphene.

A new technique for probing the crystalline microstructure of battery cathodes can reveal the short-term order of the ions in these materials.

Scientists have used a novel technique called lensless microscopy to uncover previously unknown abilities in nickel and barium hexaferrite.

A combination of steel composite metal foam and epoxy resin is a better leading-edge material for aircraft wings than the aluminum currently used.

new type of membrane can filter micropollutants like pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and plasticizers from drinking or wastewater

Scientists have shown that a device made from a double layer of graphene on top of a layer of tungsten disulfide can switch spin currents on and off.

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