Materials news, November 2023

A novel X-ray technology uses sandpaper to help capture images inside batteries and then deploys a software algorithim to fill in the blanks.

Researchers have calculated that the thermal conductivity of graphene at room temperature is much lower than originally thought.

Researchers have unexpectedly discovered that, under certain conditions, impure ice is much less sticky than ice made from pure water.

Researchers have developed a new polymer composite that can change its behavior depending on temperature to perform specific tasks.

A silicon dioxide pyramid covered in a single layer of tungsten diselenide can transport quasiparticles known as excitons with great precision.

Non-conductive magnetic strips and platinum spacers could allow the heat generated by electronic devices to be used for computing.

By measuring shot noise. researchers have produced the first direct evidence that electricity doesn't flow through strange metals as quasiparticles.

By examining ring shapes in silica glass, researchers have uncovered details about the structural regularity hidden in glassy materials.

Researchers have discovered that a one-dimensional metal called purple bronze can switch between insulating and superconducting states.

Researchers have shown that single atom 'promoters' enhance the activity of catalytic nanoparticles by controlling 'pacemakers' on their surface.

A novel titanium alloy with tantalum and copper can produce surgical implants that kill 87% of the bacteria that cause staph infections.

Using two molecules, researchers have resolved the problem of surface and interface recombination in a record-breaking perovskite solar cell.

New type of electrolyte extends the life of lithium metal batteries

vacancies can be used to engineer the mechanical toughness and fracture behavior of transition metal dichalcogenides

New nanosheets for electronics, energy storage, and health and safety applications

stretchable polymer-perovskite quantum dot nanocomposite transistor functions as an artificial synapse

Researchers have confirmed the presence of quantum spin liquid behavior in a new material with a triangular atomic structure.

A new 3D inkjet printing system can work with a much wider range of materials by using computer vision to monitor the printing process.

A new laser-based technique offers a non-destructive and high-throughput way to dynamically characterize microscale metamaterials.

Making slight tweaks to a non-chiral polymer to introduce helical structures can cause major changes in the phases of the polymer.

Researchers have developed a special type of porous graphene sheet for use as a cathode in lithium-oxygen batteries.

Researchers have developed a novel in-memory processor that contains more than 1000 transistors made from a 2D semiconductor material.

Researchers have developed a microporous glass coating that can radiate away the heat from buildings into the depths of space.

Researchers have developed a ceramic material for passive radiative cooling than can both reflect visible light and radiate away mid-infrared wavelengths.

A novel method can determine the sequence of a polymer as it is made, by imaging and identifying every single monomer as it is added to the polymer.

Dopamine-containing tissue adhesive gelatin hydrogels for wound management

Exposing a rare-earth crystal to ultrafast pulses of light sends its atoms into a dance that aligns the spins of its electrons with the atomic rotation.

smart contact lens with novel bimetallic electrodes monitors glucose levels in tears in real time

Researchers have found a way to develop energy-efficient catalysts for the chemical industry by dissolving metals such as tin and nickel in liquid gallium.

Researchers have developed a lithium salt that melts at 45°C for use as an electrolyte in lithium-metal batteries.

Researchers have shown that the micelle-like structures that form in soap also form in a new electrolyte for lithium-metal batteries.

Researchers have developed a multipurpose, high-performance barrier material from self-assembling nanosheets.

Researchers have used cellulose nanofiber sheets to capture extracellular vesicles from fluid samples and organs during surgery.

By taking advantage of 'kagome' patterns, researchers have achieved an electronic flat band in a three-dimensional crystal.

Researchers have used DNA to assemble nanoparticles shaped like two pyramids stuch together at their base into quasicrystals.

By fabricating their newly developed amorphous material as tiny strings, researchers have been able to demonstrate its exceptional strength.

Researchers have developed modular nanoparticles that can be easily customized to target biological entities such as tumors, viruses and toxins.

A new 3D-printing method allows structural modifications to be ‘programed’ into metal alloys without the need for traditional heating and beating.

Chemical engineers make diverse range of thermally conductive materials using single method

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