A new method combining tumor suppressor protein p53 and biomineralization peptide BMPep successfully created hexagonal silver nanoplates, suggesting an efficient strategy for controlling the nanostructure of inorganic materials.
It's the classic plot of a buddy movie. Two struggling bodies team up to drive the plot and do good together. That same idea, when it comes to metals, could help scientists solve a big problem: the amount of energy consumed by making chemicals.
In new research, material scientists report two discoveries that will provide a simple and effective way to 'stencil' high-quality 2D materials in precise locations and overcome a barrier to their use in next-generation electronics.