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Hydrogen boride nanosheets: A promising material for hydrogen carrier

31/10/2019

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of Tsukuba, and colleagues in Japan report a promising hydrogen carrier in the form of hydrogen boride nanosheets. This two-dimensional material, which has only recently begun to be explored, could go on to be used as safe, light-weight, high-capacity hydrogen storage materials.
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Researchers design tunable, self-recovering dyes for use in next-generation smart devices

30/10/2019

Researchers are working to better control how the chemicals respond to treatment, as well as how to reverse the chemicals back to their original state with little to no interference.
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Finally, the answer to a 'burning' 40-year-old question

30/10/2019

New research describes the mechanism behind catalysis that neutralizes air-polluting NOx from power plant emissions.
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Revealing the nanostructure of wood could help raise height limits for wooden skyscrapers

29/10/2019

Cambridge researchers have captured the visible nanostructure of living wood for the first time using an advanced low-temperature scanning electron microscope.
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New Pd-based initiating systems for C1 polymerization of diazoacetates

29/10/2019

A research team in Ehime University found that new initiating systems consisting of palladium, naphthoquinone, and borate exhibited unique activities for C1 polymerization of diazoacetates, affording high molecular weight poly(alkoxycarbonylmethylene)s in high yields or regulating the stereostructure of the resulting polymers.
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FEFU and FEB RAS scientists are close to Integrate Silicon Electronics and Spintronics

28/10/2019

Scientists from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) and the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS) developed the nanoheterostructure consisted of a nanocrystal magnetite film (Fe3O4) covering a silicon substrate with an additional layer of silicon oxide (SiO2/Si). Its magnetic and magnetotransport properties may help to ...
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Biological material boosts solar cell performance

28/10/2019

Next-generation solar cells that mimic photosynthesis with biological material may give new meaning to the term "green technology." Adding the protein bacteriorhodopsin (bR) to perovskite solar cells boosted the efficiency of the devices in a series of laboratory tests, according to an international team of researchers.
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Kirigami inspires new method for wearable sensors

25/10/2019

As wearable sensors become more prevalent, the need for a material resistant to damage from the stress and strains of the human body's natural movement becomes ever more crucial. To that end, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a method of adopting kirigami architectures to help materials become more strain tolerant and more adaptable to movement.
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Waste plastic converted into filtration membranes

25/10/2019

In a world that seems to be drowning in plastic bottles, recycling this waste into useful materials would help to reduce its environmental impact. KAUST researchers have now invented a way to turn plastic bottles into porous membranes that could be used as molecular filters in the chemical industry.
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Bioprinting: Living cells in a 3D printer

24/10/2019

A high-resolution bioprinting process has been developed at TU Wien (Vienna): Cells can now be embedded in a 3D matrix printed with micrometer precision -- at a printing speed of one meter per second, orders of magnitude faster than previously possible. ...
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