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MXene hydrogel-based antibacterial epidermic sensors

hydrogelExploring the recent advancements in conductive hydrogel-based epidermic sensors for wearable healthcare and human-machine interaction, researchers created and applied a new MXene hydrogel with enhanced mechanical strength, improved electrical conductivity, and antibacterial properties.

May 18th, 2023

Exciting possibilities with amorphous MXene materials

amorphous-mxeneScientists have recently discovered a new class of amorphous nanomaterials that are created by introducing atomic irregular arrangements. These materials demonstrate excellent performance in catalysis, energy storage, and mechanics.

May 9th, 2023

Turning food and plastic waste into valuable nanomaterials for energy applications

coconut-husksOur society generates staggering amounts of waste in all areas of economic activities. Foremost among them, apart from energy waste, are the food and plastic sectors. However, both food and plastic wastes are potentially valuable sources of carbon. are working on upcycling of waste materials to high-value carbon by combining materials science and nanotechnology approaches to develop functional nanostructures for advanced energy storage, catalysis, water purification, and biosensor applications.

Feb 21st, 2023

New experimental setup achieves unprecedented accuracy in strain engineering of 2D materials

2D-material-bendingA new motorized three-point-bending apparatus has been developed that is capable of automating strain engineering experiments on two-dimensional (2D) materials. The setup can be used to apply precise, uniform strain to 2D materials such as MoS2, allowing researchers to study the effects of strain on the electrical and optical properties of these materials. The system can also be used to study straintronic devices, devices whose output characteristics can be adjusted by means of applied strain.

Dec 16th, 2022

Massive Monte-Carlo simulation guided data-driven model for 2D Curie temperature

machine-learningMagnetism at atomically thin two-dimensional (2D) materials is of essential interest to scientists and engineers since it has the potential to revolutionize modern information technology enabling ultra-fast and ultra-small novel electronic and magnetic devices. However, most of the experimentally demonstrated 2D magnets possess a Curie point far below the room temperature, limiting their application in the real world. In new work, researchers developed an end-to-end computational pipeline that can predict the Curie temperature accurately from the first principles-based quantum mechanical calculations.

Dec 12th, 2022

One-dimensional Weyl semimetals as unique topological materials for future electronics

nanoribbonsRecent investigations suggest that topological semimetals reveal unique properties that can enable unprecedented functionalities for future electronics. New research results shed light on the specifics of electron transport in quasi-one-dimensional topological Weyl semimetals and can be important for their proposed applications as downscaled interconnects. The results obtained in this work can be used for developing assessment methodologies for the reliability of topological semimetals.

Nov 22nd, 2022