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Dual-template approach produces three-layered nanostructures

Researchers have made triple-layered hollow nanostructures consisting of a conductive organic core sandwiched between two inorganic layers.

Chemical ‘tug-of-war’ causes change between solid and liquid states

By mixing nanocrystals with polymers and ligands, scientists have found a way to switch between a liquid-like state and a solid-like state.

Quantum computing could benefit from the finding that electrons can be trapped between graphene nanoribbons with different topologies,

Long-term water-repellent metal surfaces may be one step closer.

Using a form of Raman microscopy developed for biomedical studies, scientists have explored the mechanism behind dendrite growth in lithium batteries.

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Applying a permanent marker, glue or tape to gummy metals such as aluminum makes them much easier to cut for industrial applications.

For the first time, chemical engineers have developed a large-area graphene membrane that can separate gas mixtures with a high-efficiency.

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A graphene coating can control water evaporation by suppressing the rate on hydrophilic surfaces and accelerating it on hydrophobic ones.

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.

Using a novel coating process, scientists have been able to develop a highly effective water-repellent coating based on a short-chain polymer.

Researchers have discovered that, under lateral compression, graphene forms sharp, saw-tooth kinks with interesting electrical properties.

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By infusing a magnetic fluid in a micro-structured solid substrate, researchers have created a dynamic surface with reconfigurable topography.

A novel graphene-assembled film possesses higher thermal conductivity than graphite film, even though graphite consists of many layers of graphene.

Scientists have discovered that reactive elements and water combine to create a fast-growing, nanocrystalline oxide scale on high-temperature alloys.

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