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Chemists characterize 3-D macroporous hydrogels

Chemists have developed two novel methods to characterize 3-dimensional macroporous hydrogels - materials that hold great promise for developing 'smart' responsive materials that can be used for catalysts, chemical detectors, tissue engineering scaffolds and absorbents for carbon capture.

Posted: Jun 30th, 2015

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Biodegradable, flexible silicon transistors

Researchers have developed a new biodegradable silicon transistor based on a material derived from wood, opening the door for green, flexible, low-cost portable electronics in future.

Posted: Jun 30th, 2015

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Physicists shatter stubborn mystery of how glass forms

Scientists have described how glasses form at the molecular level and provided a possible solution to a problem that has stumped scientists for decades. Their simple theory is expected to open up the study of glasses to non-experts and undergraduates as well as inspire breakthroughs in novel nanomaterials.

Posted: Jun 29th, 2015

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Building a better semiconductor

In a new paper, scientists detail how they developed a method to change the electronic properties of materials in a way that will more easily allow an electrical current to pass through.

Posted: Jun 29th, 2015

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