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Building a better battery: New design weaves together anode, cathode, separator for quicker charges

By Faye Oney / May 25, 2018

Researchers have developed a groundbreaking proof-of-concept battery that interweaves the anode, cathode, and separator in a self-assembling structure. Their work could change the way future batteries are designed for more efficient charging.

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Nanometer-tall cones provide antireflective properties, eliminate glare

By Faye Oney / November 7, 2017

Researchers have found a way to nearly eliminate glare on reflective surfaces like glass. Using a self-assembly process, scientists etched tiny nanometer-sized cones onto a glass surface—a more efficient way of eliminating reflection without adding layers of material.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 14, 2016

3-D graphene is promising for bio applications, fish biowaste converted to piezoelectric energy harvester, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 14, 2016.

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Video: Teslaphoresis self assembles carbon nanotubes to wire and light LED

By April Gocha / May 11, 2016

Rice University scientists—and collaborators from the University of Tennessee, Texas A&M Engineering, and Second Baptist School—have discovered that they can use Tesla coils to direct long-range self-assembly of carbon nanotubes.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / March 30, 2016

Nanocrystal self-assembly, LED lights grow crops in space, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 30, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 17, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for June 18, 2014.

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Video: Silicon nitride origami—making self-assembling 3D microstructures using water

By April Gocha / June 5, 2014

Researchers at the University of Twente (Netherlands) have made microscopic self-assembling 3D structures—cubes, pyramids, bowls, and other geometric shapes—out of flat sheets of silicon nitride using only a droplet of water.

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Self-assembly of zirconium phosphate nanoparticle films using an art supply spray gun

By April Gocha / April 15, 2014

New research details the synthesis of highly-ordered nanoparticle thin films of zirconium phosphate epoxy without the complex, expensive, and laborious processes typically required to achieve such nanostructures.

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Harnessing strain to self-assemble nanocomposite superconductor films

By Eileen De Guire / November 26, 2012

Spontaneous self-assembly of a multication nanophase in another multication matrix phase is a promising bottom-up approach to fabricate novel, nanocomposite structures for a range of applications. An ORNL team reports on experimental and theoretical studies on the self-assembly of insulating BaZrO3 nanodots within rare earth barium cuprate superconducting films. Credit: Goyal; Wiley. It is not…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / September 4, 2012

Check these out … Waste cooking oil makes bioplastics cheaper ‘Bioplastics’ that are naturally synthesized by microbes could be made commercially viable by using waste cooking oil as a starting material. This would reduce environmental contamination and also give high-quality plastics suitable for medical implants, according to scientists presenting their work at the Society for…

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