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Gold star for novel hydrogen-producing photocatalyst

Star-shaped gold nanoparticles coated with titanium dioxide can harness visible and infrared light to generate hydrogen from water.

No place to sit keeps electrons on the move in graphene

Connecting a graphene layer with two other atomic layers can extend the lifetime of excited electrons in graphene by several hundred times.

Researchers have found that a novel hybrid improper ferroelectric possesses ferroelectric, magnetoelectric and optical properties.

Researchers have been able to store and transmit bits of quantum information using a diamond containing specially-designed silicon vacancies.

By using an ion beam to twist and bend a nanometer-thick layer of metal, scientists have created nanodevices for manipulating light.

By mixing and matching different materials, researchers have created a window coating that can prevent excessive heating and generate electricity.

Altering the composition of a layered halide material allows researchers to vary its magnetization continuously between in-plane and out-of-plane.

Elsevier's extended Materials Today family also delivered very strong results.

A new cloaking material made from silicon nanowires can absorb approximately 94% of the infrared light it encounters.

Using a novel two-step synthesis process, researchers have produced organic polymers with crystalline, two-dimensional structures.

Scientists have discovered that barium titanium sulfide interacts in different ways with infrared light coming from two different directions.

Researchers have used nano-discs made of 2D boron nitride to squeeze infrared light into ultra-confined spaces and create a nanoscale antenna.

Computer simulations have revealed that certain halide double perovskites could make effective photocatalysts for splitting water.

A new scanning tunneling microscopy technique can, for the first time, reveal the detailed molecular structure of conjugated polymers.

Platinum nanoparticles can lower the impedance of graphene electrodes while keeping them transparent for recording neuronal activity.

Elsevier releases 2017 CiteScore values.

Using novel analytical techniques, scientists have been able to study the behavior of excitons trapped in quantum wells made of perovskite compounds.

By combining a fungal organic pigment with a transparent polymer, researchers have developed a novel semiconductor material.

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