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Researchers have discovered why charged ions can pass through certain 2D materials without leaving holes.

A new microprinting technique uses sugar and corn syrup to transfer microscopic patterns of materials onto curved surfaces.

Adding organic ammonium salts to the perovskite surface can help to regulate and reduce unwanted energy loss in perovskite solar cells.

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

Using AI to design new complex metamaterials with useful properties

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

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

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

For the first time, researchers formed a rare-earth complex on a gold surface and then rotated it with a scanning tunneling microscope.

Water-repellent smart sensor alerts when wearer is drowning

Some materials retain memory of previous stretching

Fast water desalination helped by new type of membrane

Using a novel microscopy technique, researchers have tracked the movement of lithium ions inside a promising new battery material in real time.

Researchers have developed a way to engineer the surfaces of materials that makes them both hydrophilic and very slippery.

Researchers have created a new formula for the world's whitest paint based on hexagonal boron nitride, making it thinner and lighter.

Researchers have developed a silk-based material that can repel both water and almost anything that contains water.

Sustainable zinc battery with a biodegradable electrolyte

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A new microprinting technique uses sugar and corn syrup to transfer microscopic patterns of materials onto curved surfaces.