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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Controlling the oxygen content in nanometer thick oxide thin films

A MIT research group led by Prof. Harry L. Tuller has attempted to control the oxygen content of oxide thin films in situ through electrochemical methods.

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Enhancing photocatalysis with strontium titanate

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Densely aligned SrTiO3-modified rutile TiO2 heterojunction photocatalysts have been crafted by a Chinese/American collaboration.

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Nanomaterials and photoacoustic imaging for better cancer detection

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PDI-based organic nanomaterials have been successful developed and used for detection of deep human glioblastoma in mice models using photoacoustic imaging.

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Two-dimensional materials: electronic structure and many-body effects

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Special issue, guest-edited by F. Guinea, M. I. Katsnelson, and T. O. Wehling, is focused on electronic structure and other properties of 2D materials.

3D isotropic metamaterials fabricated

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A collaborative team of researchers has reported pioneering work to create an isotropic infrared metamaterial consisting of 3D metallic nanostructures.

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Advanced Optical Materials Top 5 – Nov. 2014

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This month’s top 5 most read articles from Advanced Optical Materials.

Funtionalising scaffolds for nanoparticle templating

Short engineered protein sequences have been used to initiate the simultaneous synthesis of two inorganic species in desired locations with nanoscale accuracy.

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Processes optimisation and up-scaling for graphene delivery

Processes optimisation and up-scaling for graphene delivery

The NanoMaster Project is reporting exciting results related to graphene and expanded graphite production and the development of novel nanocomposite intermediates.

Unique catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells synthesized

Researchers show how a unique nano-alloy composed of palladium nano-islands embedded in tungsten nanoparticles creates a new type of catalyst.

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