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1-D gets easy: Simple technique effortlessly converts bulk materials into oxide nanowires

By April Gocha / January 26, 2017

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have devised a technique to transform bulk materials into oxide nanowires at room temperature and pressure, without the use of catalysts, toxic chemicals, or expensive processes.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 14, 2016

Double-layer coating material creates full spectrum of colors, finger swipe-powered phones are one step closer, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 14, 2016.

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Layered perovskites surprise scientists with disappearing polarity under strain

By April Gocha / July 28, 2016

A team of scientists at Northwestern University has discovered that some ferroelectric materials are hiding a surprise. Layered perovskites don’t conform to conventional wisdom—instead, these materials completely turn off polarization if enough strain is applied to them.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 29, 2016

Ultra thin lens resolves chirality and color, photovoltaics that mimic rose petals, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 29, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 8, 2016

Graphene electrodes for OLEDs, mantis shrimp inspires ultrastrong materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 8, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / May 11, 2016

A winning recipe for 3-D printing bone, visualizing lithiation of iron oxide, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 11, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / April 20, 2016

Nanotubes align into wafer-thin films, perovskite solar cells get a squeeze, new LED covers full visible spectrum, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 20, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / April 6, 2016

Hydrogen from titania gets closer, new catalyst splits water 3X better, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 6, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / March 9, 2016

Making larger sheets of 2-D materials, secret to 3-D graphene revealed, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 9, 2016.

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Better batteries? Study uncovers potential hidden impact of oxide nanoparticles on earth microbiome

By April Gocha / March 4, 2016

A new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Minnesota shows that nanoparticles of lithium battery catalyst nickel manganese cobalt oxide may harm important bacteria that reside in the soil and have untold environmental consequences.

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