Liquid crystals have properties that are more intriguing than other smart materials, which can be employed to print objects that are sensitive to external stimuli. This is considered in new research in the journal Advanced Materials.
Printing 2D functional materials is one of the current focuses of materials science. However, this has thus far proven to be problematic. A paper published in the journal Advanced Materials has demonstrated a novel and universal method for achieving room-temperature printing and coating of these industrially important materials.
Totimorphic structural materials can morph into any shape, as researchers at Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have found. The team have developed shape-shifting materials that can hold any 2D and 3D form, which makes way for new types of multifunctional materials for use in a number of different fields.
Graphite and diamond are made of a substance called carbon (C). Graphene is the separation of a single layer of carbon atom from graphite. Even though they are made of the same atoms, they are classified as completely different materials depending on the number of atoms and their arrangement.
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Developing long-lasting and durable devices is a long-time human intention. Yet, contemporary devices have limits on the product life due to the wear factor. Moving devices with infinite lifetime exist only in Sci-fi nowadays.
The discovery of new types of defects in 2D materials may lead to the creation of new ultra-compact electronic devices.
Optoelectronic materials that are capable of converting the energy of light into electricity, and electricity into light, have promising applications as light-emitting, energy-harvesting, and sensing technologies.
Scientific studies describing the most basic processes often have the greatest impact in the long run.
The speed of water flow is a limiting factor in many membrane-based industrial processes, including desalination, molecular separation and osmotic power generation.