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It’s alive: Graphene oxide paper walks around when lights switch on

By April Gocha / November 10, 2015

Scientists at Donghua University in Shanghai, China, have now created new materials that perform a more entertaining show—their graphene oxide innovation seems to have a mind of its own.

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April’s ACerS Bulletin—now available online—is all about advanced ceramics

By April Gocha / March 20, 2015

Spring is calling, and it’s saying that the April issue of the ACerS Bulletin is now available online.

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Nonflammable paper developed from ultralong hydroxyapatite nanowires

By April Gocha / February 20, 2014

Chinese scientists have developed flexible and nonflammable paper out of ultralong hydroxyapatite nanowires that may have applications for archival storage of important documents.

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Role of hydrogen bonds in extremely flexible vanadium oxide nanofiber paper

By Eileen De Guire / March 19, 2013

Hydrogen bonding contributes to the extreme flexibility of vanadium pentoxide paper made from high aspect ratio nanofibers. Credit: Burghard; Wiley. Last fall I wrote about a small, highly focused conference in Germany I attended called, “Generation of Inorganic Functional Materials Implementation of Biomineralization Principles.” The idea behind biomineralization is to adapt natural processes to synthesize…

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