Following the Roadmap to Improved Lithium-Ion Batteries

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Jim Yang Lee and colleagues have designed a clever method to apply the concept of traffic engineering to the electron transport in lithium-ion batteries.

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Busy bees fuel the semiconductor sector

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A team of researchers from Hefei, China use bee pollens in the synthesis of carbon dots with applications in bioimaging and catalysis.

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CO2: Conflict or Harmony?

Figure 2. Peace -> War -> Peace with O2 again enabled by the endeavors of chemists and chemical engineers- Image courtesy of Chenxi Qian.

Professor Ozin asks the question; do we want war or peace with CO2?

Deagglomeration of carbon nanotubes

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Researchers have developed a method for breaking up CNT bundles to deliver individual nanotubes using surface acoustic waves in a piezoelectric substrate.

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Improving supercapacitor rate performance with MXene/CNT composites

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Flexible MXene/carbon composite electrodes composed of alternating layers of titanium carbide-based MXene and carbon nanotubes have been fabricated.

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Carbon nanotube broadband polarisers

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Cole et al. report the fabrication of free-standing, horizontally aligned carbon nanotube membranes.

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Mass producing defect-free graphene

Donghua University researchers produce graphene and graphene nanosheet (GNS)/Al2O3 composites.

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Designing a colorimetric sensor for aliphatic hydrocarbons

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J.-M. Kim and co-workers from Hanyang University have developed a sensor film that enables colorimetric differentiation among SAHCs.

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Tailoring carbon nanotubes to deliver genes

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A research team has improved the DNA/RNA transfection ability of carbon nanotubes by optimizing the plasma processes used in their functionalization.

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Tracking cell molecules with carbon nanotubes

A thin carbon nanotube is attached to a molecular motor (yellow) that moves along microtubule filaments (green) that form the transport network of cells. This transport occurs in the highly crowded environment of the cytoplasm that includes a network of actin filaments (red). The fluorescent nanotube serves as a beacon for both the transport along the microtubule, as well as the buffeting of the microtubule by the highly agitated surrounding cytoplasm. Image: M. Leunissen, Dutch Data Design.

Rice, Göttingen, VU researchers track single-molecule proteins in living cells.

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