Materials news, October 2023

For the first time, researchers have shown that mechanical strain can alter the electronic properties of a metal.

In-vitro analysis finds boron nitride and graphene oxide could irreparably damage DNA

Using 3D printing, researchers have created an alumium alloy decorated with nanoparticles that displays unprecedented fatigue resistance.

Researchers have found that a superatomic material made of rhenium, selenium and chlorine is the fastest and most efficient semiconductor yet.

Researchers have shown that a new synthetic hydrogel made from peptides that zip together can behave like biological tissue.

Using bioluminescent algae, researchers have created soft yet durable materials that glow in response to mechanical stress.

Researchers have improved the thermal stability of perovskite solar cells by anchoring a self-assembled monolayer onto nickel oxide nanoparticles.

By forming a self-assembled monolayer on top of a silicon substrate, researchers have created a highly slippery surface for repelling water droplets.

Improved perovskite photovoltaic cells for large-surface devices

Researchers have managed to develop novel electrode and electrolyte materials for lithium-ion batteries that don't contain any cobalt.

Researchers have developed an electrical method for changing the direction of electron flow in materials that exhibit the quantum anomalous Hall effect.

By adding metals with a high valence electron count, researchers have made ceramics that are tougher and more resistant to cracking.

When stacked in five layers in a rhombohedral pattern, graphene displays both unconventional magnetism and an exotic type of electronic behavior.

Taking inspiration from the way swifts make their nests, researchers have developed a nontoxic process for making cellulose gels.

novel polymer nanofiber wound dressing scaffold material exploits the piezoelectric effect to stimulate healing and protect against bacterial infection

Upcycling of plastic water bottles achieved by new process

all solution-based route enables fabrication of bio-mimicking electronic eyes

Using piezoelectric strands of zinc oxide, researchers have shown they can capture energy from the natural motion of molecules in a liquid.

Researchers have shown that photonic crystals with lattice distortions can bend light just like gravity.

Electron beam radiation shown to repair cracks in crystals

Researchers have developed OpeN-AM, a platform for measuring evolving residual stress in metallic materials during 3D printing.

Researchers have shown that a membrane made from newly developed DUCKY polymers can be used to process crude oil.

Researchers have combined metal nanoclusters and graphene nanosheets to produce a new and imporved separator for lithium-sulfur batteries.

Researchers have discovered that irradiating a crystal of titanium dioxide with an electron beam can repair cracks in the crystal.

oxygen-generating microparticles in hydrogels drive the differentiation of human stem cells into osteoblasts, boosting bone regeneration

For the first time, researchers have investigated what happens when they bombard a crystal with positrons, the antiparticle of an electron.

Researchers have developed a magnetoelectric material that can generate an electric signal able to stimulate neural activity.

Researchers have used X-ray analysis to study the formation of microstructures in a 3D-printed nickel alloy during the printing process.

Researchers have shown that a titanium oxide nanofilament can break down two common dye pollutants when illuminated with visible light.

Researchers have detected excitons that are bound via magnetism rather than electrostatic forces in an antiferromagnetic Mott insulator.

Researchers have shown that all-inorganic perovskites can be deformed and morphed at room temperature without compromising their functional properties.

Ultrafast X-ray imaging has revealed that tiny linear defects can propagate through a crystalline material faster than sound waves.

Researchers have developed a ‘quantum ruler’ to measure and explore the strange magnetic and electronic properties of moiré quantum materials.

Researchers propose that the 2D materials MXene and MBene show great potential for use in carbon-capture technologies.

Yeast cells that accumulate the misfolded peptides linked to Alzheimer's disease can recover after being treated with graphene oxide nanoflakes.

Researchers have expanded and optimized the choice of ions that can be used with a novel carbon-capture technique.

Using a new X-ray technique, researchers were able to capture images of soundwaves traveling through a crystalline material.

Using multiple computational techniques, researchers have predicted the conditions necessary for creating spin defects in silicon carbide.

Using a novel characterization technique, researchers have discovered that the solid electrolyte interphase in a battery can behave like a semiconductor.

A novel halide perovskite, made using vitamin C, can stabilize an extremely rare form of gold that has lost two negatively charged electrons.

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