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Borophene, graphene’s lesser-known cousin, advances as 2D materials platform

By Lisa McDonald / March 22, 2019

Borophene, a 2D sheet of boron atoms, is extremely flexible, strong, and lightweight—even more so than graphene, its carbon-based cousin. Researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Yale University have succeeded in growing large-area sheets of borophene for the first time.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / March 20, 2019

Improving Li-ion batteries using nanodots, scalable graphene yarn, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 20, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / February 20, 2019

Flaws of battery fast charging, skin wound regeneration with bioactive nanoparticles, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 20, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / February 6, 2019

Detect ALS with graphene, lens-free holography, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 6, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / January 23, 2019

Cartilage-like electrolytes, graphene-carbon nanotubes mimic brain, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 23, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / January 9, 2019

“Lifetime” of graphene qubits, metal oxide sorts CO2 from CO, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 9, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / January 2, 2019

New perovskite efficiency record, 3D-printed transparent glass, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 2, 2019.

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Novel MXene–ZnO composites made with cold sintering process

By Eileen De Guire / July 31, 2018

A new paper reports success making nanocomposites with wildly dissimilar materials by the cold sintering process. Each constituent brings functional properties, and the composite’s properties are better than either constituent alone.

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What can carbon do for you do? Graphene’s next big application could be as hair dye

By April Gocha / March 20, 2018

Researchers at Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) recently demonstrated graphene’s potential as a hair dye that is easily applied, resists washing out, and is much less toxic than current hair coloring methods.

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MXene materials may enable more sensitive gas sensors for medical diagnostics and more—but dog noses are still superior

By April Gocha / February 6, 2018

A group of researchers from Drexel University and KAIST in South Korea has shown that titanium carbide MXene thin films have superior gas sensing ability over existing gas sensor materials, making them particularly suitable for enabling the next generation of medical diagnostic sensor technologies.

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