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Better cathode materials for lithium-sulphur-batteries

Researchers have for the first time fabricated a nanomaterial made from nanoparticles of a titanium oxide compound that is characterized by an extremely large surface area, and tested it as a cathode material in lithium-sulphur batteries. The highly porous nanomaterial possesses high storage capacity that remains nearly constant over many charging cycles.

Posted: May 17th, 2017

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Ultrafast tunable semiconductor metamaterial created

An international team of researchers have devised an ultrafast tunable metamaterial based on gallium arsenide nanoparticles. The new optical metamaterial paves the way to ultrafast information transfer on the nanoscale.

Posted: May 17th, 2017

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Nanoengineers create the ultimate natural sunscreen

Researchers report the development of nanoparticles that mimic the behavior of natural melanosomes, melanin-producing cell structures that protect our skin, eyes and other tissues from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation.

Posted: May 17th, 2017

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A superior near-infrared organic light emitting diode

Researchers have shown record external quantum efficiencies for diodes based on organic red/NIR oligomers free from heavy/toxic metals and combining electron-withdrawing (A) moieties together with electron-donating (D) ones, in a previously poorly studied A-D-A motif.

Posted: May 16th, 2017

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Oddball enzyme provides easy path to synthetic biomaterials

Materials scientists have written the recipe on how to use an oddball enzyme to build new biomaterials out of DNA. The work provides instructions for researchers the world over to build self-assembling molecules for applications ranging from drug delivery to nanowires.

Posted: May 16th, 2017

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