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Materials news, November 2022

A novel embroidery technique that utiizes copper wires and polymer coatings offers a low-cost, scalable method for making wearable devices.

New sustainable thermal management material from cellulose

Researchers have demonstrated a new technique for directly printing electronic circuits onto curved and corrugated surfaces.

Researchers have developed a novel method for getting pyramid-shaped nanoparticles to self-assembe into pinwheel lattices with chiral properties.

Dendrites can be prevented from travelling between electrodes in a solid-state lithium-metal battery by simply applying mechanical stress.

Researchers have turned Raman spectroscopy into a scientific ‘ruler’ to understand how 2D materials expand on exposure to heat.

A new way to guide the self-assembly of a wide range of nanoscale structures, including parapets and aqueducts, uses simple polymers as starting materials.

smart paper packaging with built-in graphene sensor could offer real-time warnings of spoiled food or temperature conditions likely to cause spoilage

oil-in-water droplet microtechnology produces uniform, small-volume tumor organoids with two compartments for improved cell culture

Researchers have shown that nickel oxide can display responses to brief electrical pulses that are similar to learning.

Researchers have deduced that the thermal Hall effect in a magnetic insulator is caused by bosons in the presence of a novel force-field.

flexible three-dimensional piezoelectric nanocomposite with integrated electrodes makes useful energy harvesting device

Researchers have uncovered the dance that goes on between cerium, sulfates and water in a cerium-based flow cell battery.

Researchers have predicted the existence of tiny picophotonic waves that can propagate in semiconductors like silicon.

Researchers have developed a scanning probe microscope that uilizes terahertz waves and used it to study a perovskite material for solar cells.

Researchers investigate commonplace polymers with an eye to the microplastics crisis

Researchers have developed a new magnetic material that can change its electrical behavior based on previous experience, giving it a form of memory.

Using AI to design new complex metamaterials with useful properties

A new heat treatment can transform the microscopic structure of 3D-printed metals, making them less prone to the deformation process known as creep.

Researchers have discovered how the electronic properties of the photoelectrode bismuth vanadate change when it gets wet.

Researchers have developed a novel reaction process that uses fuel to control non-living materials such as hydrogels by charging them.

Using a new electron microscopy technique and data mining, researchers have mapped out altered domains in rechargeable ion batteries at the nanoscale.

Researchers have come up with a novel strategy for growing carbon nanotubes with a single desired chirality.

Researchers have discovered a material that can act as a magnetic topological insulator, able to conduct electrons along a ‘quantum highway’.

A novel machine-learning method can analyze the speckle patterns produced when studying materials by X-ray scattering, even when highly 'blobby'.

Using microstratucture engineering, researchers have improved the properties of manganese bismuth, a rare-earth-free magnetic material.

Researchers used various optical techniques to investigate the unusual superconductivity of a recently discovered family of kagome metals.

Researchers have developed a material that can switch from p-conducting to n-conducting with a small change in temperature.

By studying how sheets of graphene slide over a graphite surface, researchers have come up with a new law of friction.

Researchers have shown that the metal-organic framework aluminum formate offers a cheap and effective material for capturing carbon dioxide.

Researchers have developed a method for getting quantum dots to self-assemble into a highly conductive optoelectronic metamaterial.

By burning away a scaffold of carbon nanotubes, engineers have been able to produce a forest of aligned boron nitride nanotubes.

Researchers have developed a combined electrolyte and cathode that can enhance the energy density of nonrechargeable batteries.

Researchers have developed a new self-healing fiber-reinforced composite that allows structures such as aircraft wings to repair themselves in place.

Researchers have shown that X-ray absorption spectroscopy and machine learning can be used to identify materials with topological properties.

By shifting the oxidation-reduction potential of a lithium-metal electrode, researchers have enhanced the energy density of lithium-metal batteries.

Combining a thin-film superconducor with a thin-film topological insulator offers a novel way to explore topological superconductivity.

Scientists have managed to produce a material with the disordered structure of a plastic that conducts electricity more like a metal.

metamaterial based on liquid-crystal elastomers can change its mechanical properties in response to light

novel conductive biomaterial composite based on pristine graphene and collagen is ideal for neural medical device applications

Researchers have shown that introducing intentional flaws to a metallic alloy can be used to make it stronger without affecting its flexibility.

By taking advantage of nanoscale forces, researchers have developed a method for precisely controlling the arrangement of nanoparticles on a material.

Researchers have developed a novel method for producing a strong, degradable plastic with a high content of wood fibers.

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