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Materials news, July 2022

Novel crystal puts greenhouse gas in a bind

Researchers have deveoped crystalline materials that can selectively bind with the greenhouse gases known as per- or polyfluorinated hydrocarbons.

Researchers have shown that depositing a layer of buckyballs onto a gold surface does not turn it into an artificial version of graphene.

Researchers have experimentally confirmed that a cubic boron arsenide crystal offers high carrier mobility for both electrons and holes.

Researchers have developed a method for synthesizing 2D materials known as heterolayer coordination nanosheets between two liquids.

Researchers have developed a polymer that can be tailored for different uses and recycled back into its component monomers efficiently and indefinitely.

Researchers have used supercomputer simulations to discover new high-entropy alloys and determine their properties.

comfortable and form-fitting smart textiles from pressure sensors

one-step chemical vapor deposition synthesis produces regular arrays of single-crystal MoTe2 nanoribbons on SiO2/Si

Using biomimetic proteins, researchers have created composite layered 2D materials that are resistant to breaking and extremely stretchable.

Researchers have developed a method for the large-scale manufacture of highly efficient and semi-transparent solar cells.

Using quantum mechanical models, researchers have more accurately predicted how amorphous carbon conducts electricity and absorbs light.

energy-saving, green gas separation process uses boron nitride (BN) powers and ball milling

Researchers have demonstrated a new platform for guiding compressed light waves in very thin van der Waals crystals.

By developing a novel electrolyte, researchers have produced a sodium-ion battery with greatly extended longevity.

Understanding how nanoparticles protect stone

Researchers have shown that their flash Joule heating method for producing graphene can also be used to produce boron nitride.

Using characterization techniques, researchers have investigated the crystallization process that allows nanoparticles to protect historic buildings.

New material makes artificial muscles that are stronger and more flexible than their biological counterparts

Photoelectric detector could be a low-cost route to detecting atmospheric pollutants

By combining iron with carbon and nitrogen, researchers have produced a new fuel cell catalyst that is efficient, durable and inexpensive.

Researchers have fabricated a nanowire that is 2.6nm long and shows an unusual increase in conductance as the wire gets longer.

Researchers have developed a novel dielectric elastomer film that can make a powerful actuator for use in artificial muscles.

A light-powered catalyst made from gallium nitride nanowires covered in nanoparticles can transform carbon dioxide into synthesis gas.

Researchers have shown that a novel photovoltaic device made from an antimony-based composite can distinguish between different colors of light.

For the first time, researchers have observed electrons flowing as vortices, or whirlpools, in a two-dimensional material.

Researchers have shown that magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles can be used to clean teeth, acting as as a toothbrush, rinse and dental floss.

Researchers have discovered the importance of a quantum phase transition known as the Anderson transition to thermoelectric materials.

In a counterintuitive discovery, researchers have found that the magnetic spins in neodymium ‘freeze’ into a static pattern when the temperature rises.

Your next medical test could be biodegradable

By adopting a new electrolyte, researchers have developed lithium-ion batteries that perform well at both freezing cold and scorching hot temperatures.

Researchers have developed a light-powered metal-organic framework catalyst that can efficiently convert methane into methanol.

Researchers have discovered that adding nanostructures to the micro-partices that make up electrodes could lead to better batteries.

Researchers have developed liquefied gas electrolytes that could be used to produce lithium-ion batteries that are sustainable and fire-extinguishing.

Inspired by molecular gastronomy, researchers have incorporated carbon monoxide into stable foams for treating inflammation and tissue damage.

A semiconductor membrane perforated with evenly spaced holes can function as a perfect scalable laser cavity that emits a single wavelength of light.

A new open-access paper examines some of the latest advances in wearable electronic devices being developed using electrospinning.

Using X-ray absorption spectroscopy and computer simulations, researchers have studied the local structure of a model high-entropy alloy.

For the first time, researchers have measured the migration of carbon atoms over the surface of the two-dimensional material graphene.

novel, two-dimensional, single-crystalline ‘holey’ graphyne synthesized in a bottom-up approach

Using computer modeling, researchers hev shown that 2D polymer sheets can rise and rotate in spiral helices without the application of external power.

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