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Materials news, June 2023

A novel electrochemical reactor with a solid electrolyte can efficiently remove carbon dioxide from sources ranging from flue gas to the atmosphere.

Using nanomagnets, rubber and conductive yarn, scientists have invented a smart textile that can sense and measure body movements.

In a twisted stack of 2D materials, researchers have detected signatures of an exotic quantum state that can host quasiparticles known as anyons.

biodegradable perforated scaffold supports hierarchical regrowth of blood vessels, blood flow to implanted tissue, and integrates with capillaries

atom probe tomography reveals crucial organic-inorganic interfacial interactions during mineralization

simple, scalable one-pot, non-toxic, catalyst-free process yields hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) nano-onions

By adding a very thin layer of insulating material, researchers have developed a source-gated transistor that is more stable with temperature.

Researchers have found a way to increase the toughness of flexible elastomers by replacing existing cross-links with ones that are five times weaker.

Engineers have developed a way to 3D-print two different metal materials in the same circular layer using two welding heads.

Researchers have discovered that the tranisition to a superconducting state in iron selenide is driven by a collective shift in orbital energy.

Researchers have shown that electric fields can be used to control the motion of material defects in crystalline materials.

By stacking and twisting bilayers of a 2D magnet, researchers have shown they can produce tunable moiré magnetism.

A novel solar-powered reactor can convert captured carbon dioxide and plastic waste into sustainable fuels and other valuable chemical products.

Researchers have developed a low-temperature, vapour-phase growth method for the large-scale synthesis of semiconducting tellurium nanomesh.

Researchers have shown that a hydrogel infused with lithium chloride can soak up a record amount of moisture from the air, even in desert-like conditions.

A novel class of metamaterial that possess a point or line where the material doesn’t deform under stress could act as mechanical memory.

A novel conducting polymer hydrogel can be used to print soft electrodes for use in bioelectronic implants and other medical devices.

Researchers have developed a database for exploring the relationships between the structures and properties of transition metal dichalcogenides.

Wearable textiles capture energy from body movement to generate electricity

Researchers have shown that boron vacancies in the 2D material known as hexagonal boron nitride can act as nanoscale magnetic field sensors.

By utilizing a clear-zone assay, researchers have developed a novel dataset to help determine whether or not a polymer is biodegradable.

Charge-trapping in-memory sensor for next generation of applications

Advanced polymers help in treating burn patients

Researchers have managed to gain a fundamental understanding of how novel ferroelectric materials switch at the atomic level.

Researchers have created a new class of composite materials that can absorb low-energy light and transform it into higher-energy light.

Researchers have developed a new method for applying a liquid-metal coating to the surfaces of materials like paper and plastic.

Using electrolyte gating, researchers have developed a new method for tuning the thermal conductivity of lanthanum strontium cobaltite.

Researchers have shown how a highly ordered crystal of bosonic particles called excitons can arise from a moiré pattern between 2D materials.

Researchers used several different microscopy techniques to image the reactions taking place at various specific locations on catalysts.

Using computational modeling, researchers have shown that new a design for 2D transition metal dichalcogenide solar cells could double their efficiency.

By forming Josephson junctions between layers of semiconductors and superconductors, researchers have developed a superconducting diode.

Researchers have studied the effects of reversible interactions on the dynamics of new associative polymers they developed.

Researchers have uncovered evidence for the existence in superconductors of quantum vortices with arbitrary fractions of quantum flux.

Chilean researchers explore novel approach to eco-friendly food packaging

Researchers have developed a simple method for producing 2D materials that involves slamming a gold crystal against a bulk material.

Using near-infrared light, researchers have darkened and brightened lanthanide-doped nanoparticles over 1000 times with no degradation.

Vegetable oils may enable stronger and more eco-friendly sound absorbing materials

Researchers have used 3D printing to create a new class of titanium alloys that are strong and not brittle under tension.

Researchers have developed a low-cost cobalt-based catalyst for use in an electrolyzer that produces hydrogen from water.

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