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Materials news, November 2020

Researchers have developed a simplified modelling method for calculating the attractive forces that cause nanoparticles to self-assemble.

Researchers have used graphene to help analyze the behavior of strontium titanium oxide, a platform material for memristor research.

Computer simulations and X-ray analysis have uncovered new findings on the role of ionic interactions at the interface between graphene and water.

Researchers have developed a new way of making strong, supple composite polymers that closely mimic materials found in the natural world.

Moths’ eyes inspire design of antireflective coating for solar panels, smartphones and tablet computers

Researchers have developed a high-throughput method for analyzing the interactions between polymers and virus-like particles.

Improving bioelectronics with Nafion films

A new optical imaging technology uses a glass slide covered with gold nanodiscs to detect nanoparticles as small as 25nm in diameter.

Bio-based, luminescent, water-resistant wood film for lighting

huge changes in permittivity ZnO can be used to control light in advanced optical devices

Environmentally friendly use of mussel shell waste with interesting properties

Researchers have developed a quick and easy method for assessing new compositions of perovskite materials for use in solar cells.

framework evaluates how a single nanowire grows and effects of different growth factors

Researchers have discovered and characterized a new family of quasiparticles in graphene-based superlattices under an applied magnetic field.

lateral interactions at different scales determine the performance of polymers fibers in composites

Researchers have found that lead-free perovskite materials are much more effective than conventional perovskites at absorbing indoor light.

Anti-reflective coatings inspired by the biostructure of moth eyes

altering the crystal structure can induce SiGe to emit light efficiently

A two-layer material comprising an upper layer of aerogel and a bottom layer of hydrogel makes an effective system for passive cooling.

By adding a sidechain and dopant to spherical carbon molecules, researchers have developed an efficient organic thermoelectric material.

Researchers have shown they can synthesize nanographene by removing hydrogen from organic molecules with an atomic force microscope.

By coating self-assembled DNA structures with silica, researchers were able to use them as scaffolds for the construction of 3D nano-superconductors.

novel approach based on chemical vapor deposition produces forests of nanotubes 14 cm long

Researchers have developed a lead-free magnetic double perovskite, which raises the possibility of coupling spintronics with optoelectronics.

Researchers have developed a biomaterial for treating wounds that reduces scar formation by triggering an adaptive immune response.

Biomaterial approval opens citrate route to medical implants

Scientists have discovered that treating the hard calcium carbonate in mussel shells with acetic acid turns it into a soft, spongey material.

Researchers have developed a new computational approach, based on Bayesian optimization, to accelerate the design of materials.

Researchers have developed a novel method for replicating the non-reflective nanostructure of moth eyes in molds and films at large scales.

New flexible, large-area organic photodiodes can detect as little as a few hundred thousand photons of visible light every second.

By coating a metal mesh with a 2D material, researchers have created a heating element for desalinating highly corrosive industrial-strength brine.

Researchers have discovered that adding potassium ions to the electrolyte in lithium-metal batteries can prevent the growth of dendrites.

Localized surface plasmons on aluminum nanoparticles can power the conversion of carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide by graphite.

Researchers have found a way to construct transistors out of non-toxic quantum dots and then assemble them into functional logic circuits.

Scientists have developed a new process for converting plastic into graphene, based on applying timed pulses of AC and DC electricity.

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Theoretical research has revealed that applying pressure to a tiny spot on layers of graphene could help to turn them into 2D diamond, or diamane.

adding nanoparticles to carbon fiber composites could provide an early warning of failure

improved photoresponse of vanadium dioxide make it a candidate for photodetectors

Researchers have developed chemical scissors than can cut transition metal dichalcogenides into thin, catalytic nanoribbons for splitting water.

Researchers have developed a novel bottom-up method for synthesizing graphene nanoribbons on a nonmetallic substrate with precision.

Researchers have found that a layered 2D perovskite is adept at storing the valley states of electrons, making it potentially ideal for valleytronics.

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