Chemical approaches to 2D materials

Chemical approaches to 2D materials: A special issue of Advanced Materials

High-Performance Multifunctional Graphene-PLGA Fibers

Researchers develop conducting graphene–PLGA fiber electrode that promotes muscle cell growth, and that could stimulate muscle regeneration.

Bioinspired hollow spheres for energy storage

Researchers from China were inspired by the structure of an egg to create multilayered nanospheres with favorable energy storage properties.

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Graphene analogues for high-performance energy storage applications

Graphene analogues, due to their remarkable electrochemical properties, have shown great potential in energy-related applications.

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A new near-infrared responsive drug carrier for imaging-guided chemotherapy

A promising multifunctional nanocarrier for opto-acoustic imaging-guided chemotherapy or phtotothermal therapy is presented.

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Tiny microbots clean up water

Max Planck researchers have developed self-propelled tiny ‘microbots’ that can remove lead or organic pollutions from contaminated water.

Photocatalytic degradation of dye pollutants

A WO3–graphene photocatalyst has been developed that can efficiently degrade the dye Rhodamine B.

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Green, biomineralization-inspired synthesis of a Li-Ion battery material

The biomineralization-inspired synthesis of a TiO2/reduced graphene oxide composite is developed for a high-performance Li-ion battery material.

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Highly Detective Photodetector Based on Graphene-Silicon Heterojunction

Researchers devise a highly detective photodetector based on graphene-silicon heterojunctions with interface improvement by introducing a thin interfacial oxide layer.

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Magnetoelectric Oxide Gates to Enable Graphene Spintronics

The ability to electrically control magnetism in a gate dielectric is demonstrated by physicists at North Carolina State University.

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