Materials news, November 2021

Researchers have reported the first measurements of the ultra-low-friction behavior of a 2D material known as magnetene.

Researchers turned an inert 2D material into a chemically active catalytic support by covering it in tiny holes filled with precious metal atoms.

Using waste biomass as an environmentally friendly alternative

Removing tiny irregularities in local densities can help prevent the atomic 'avalanches' that cause glassy materials to transform into crystal.

Researchers have improved the selectivity of a copper catalyst for converting carbon dioxide by using ionomers to alter the surrounding environment.

core-shell polymer nanoparticles triggered by near infrared (NIR) light combine photodynamic and immuno-therapy to treat tumors

3D personalized polymer scaffolds with precise texture, shape, and size encourage aligned growth of neurons for neural tissue engineering and repair

Researchers have managed to observe temperature-driven spatial changes of magnetic domains in a Mott insulator at atomic scales.

Researchers have developed a novel biohybrid photocatalyst comprising a light-harvesting protein and a metal-containing catalyst.

Sweat sensors for non-invasive healthcare monitoring

Ultra-high material efficient solar cell using semiconductor nanowires

Researchers predict that growing 2D boron, known as borophene, on hexagonal boron nitride should make it easier to remove and study.

Researchers have developed a novel electrochemical method for recovering cobalt and nickel from lithium-ion battery electrodes.

Using a scanning probe microscope, researchers have been able to determine the quantum interactions that give rise to a stable standing molecule.

Researchers have shown that applying short, high-voltage pulses can improve the joining of materials in solid-state batteries.

When applied to the surface of a glass lens, a new silicon coating can prevent the red and blue wavelengths in ultrashort laser pulses from separating.

A new analysis technique will help scientists create better supercapacitors, especially supercapacitors made from layers of different materials.

Researchers took advantage of the artificial intelligence technology behind deepfakes to create novel high-performance alloys.

Researchers have developed a method for calculating the wavefunctions of electrons in a material from physical measurements.

Researchers have shown that placing the 2D material tungsten diselenide between 'mirrors' can cause it to emit laser-like light at room temperature.

Researchers have developed a new type of carbon-fiber-reinforced composite that is strong and light but can be repeatedly healed with heat.

For the first time, researchers have demonstrated an exotic magnetic phenomenon known as the quantum anomalous Hall effect in bilayer graphene.

An exploration of the amazing world of surface science.

Researchers have developed a novel clean technique for doping graphene via a charge-transfer layer made of low-impurity tungsten oxyselenide.

Researchers have found a way to create and stabilize so-called 'blue phase liquid crystals', which can be switched on and off incredibly quickly.

Researchers have probed the relationship between charge density waves and the strange metal state in a high-temperature superconductor.

For the first time, researchers have demonstrated ferromagnetic behavior in a monolayer of chromium chloride.

Researchers have developed a printable, flexible LED by embedding inorganic perovskite crystals in an organic, polymer matrix.

Researchers have shown that the 2D material black phosphorus can control the polarization of light more precisely than ever before.

By combining copper with cellulose nanofibrils from wood, researchers have developed a flexible ion conductor for solid-state batteries.

Researchers have discovered that interactions between the layers of nacre in a pearl cause its symmetry to become more and more precise as it grows.

Researchers have uncovered the first evidence that electrons in a superconductor can condense into foursomes that break time-reversal symmetry.

Researchers have developed a process for making wood 23 times harder, allowing it to be used to make sustainable knives and nails.

Researchers have discovered why applying pressure to a lithium-metal battery can boost its performance, and determined the optimum pressure.

Using X-ray light and laser light, a new analytical instrument can probe a perovskite’s crystal structure and optical properties as it is synthesized.

An alloy of selenium and sulfur developed as a flexible insulator also shows great potential as a self-healing anticorrosive coating for steel.

Using atomic electron tomography, researchers have, for the first time, directly observed how atoms are packed in amorphous materials.

thermoelectric generators based on cellulose paper and thin layers of non-toxic metals promise a cheap and eco-friendly means of heat recovery

Researchers have developed a machine-learning system that can optimize new 3D printing materials with multiple mechanical properties.

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