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Applied Materials Today achieves CiteScore of 9.9

Elsevier releases 2017 CiteScore values.

Chiral magnetism raises possibility of spintronics in amorphous materials

Scientists have confirmed a magnetic property known as ‘chirality’ in nanometer-thick samples of amorphous, multilayered metal-based materials.

A material comprising layers of graphene and magnetic metals like nickel can induce exotic behavior in electrons at the interface between the layers.

Pyroprotein-based electronic textiles are durable and simple to make for applications such as energy harvesting.

Chemists have found a way to functionalize boron nitride nanotubes using a chemical process known as the Billups-Birch reaction.

A novel magnetic material with a unique honeycomb structure could help produce electronic components that utilize less energy and produce less heat.

Scientists have discovered that certain oxide support materials can help prevent the carbon monoxide poisoning that can deactivate exhaust gas catalysts.

Combining nanodiamonds with 2D molybdenum disulfide layers creates onion-like carbon that can act as a dry lubricant.

Giant photo-effect in graphene decorated with Pt nanoparticles boosts proton transport and hydrogen generation.

The Acta Journals are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Reviewer awards for excellence in reviewing in 2017.

New soft, smart glucose detectors can by monitor glucose levels directly and in real-time in tears and sweat.

By photodoping silicon cylinders, researchers have built the first metal-free, dynamically tunable metamaterial for controlling electromagnetic waves.

A novel method uses the tip of a scanning probe microscope to etch nanoscale features on silicon wafers with the need for chemicals or masks.

Defects in two-dimensional materials can enhance their physical, electrochemical, magnetic, energy and catalytic properties.

Scientists have developed a model that draws on oxidation kinetics to explain how stress affects the formation and spread of oxide layers in alloys.

Find out about the recipients of the 2018 Outstanding review awards from the Acta Journals.

Using caffeine as a catalyst, researchers have devised a way to create gummy, biocompatible gels that could be used for medical applications.

Researchers have developed a smooth, durable, clear polymer coating that swiftly sheds water, oils, alcohols and even peanut butter.

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