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July 20, 2017

Polymer ‘pulleys’ could boost Li-ion battery performance

Mechanical polymers prevent silicon anode disintegration

July 20, 2017

Gold nanomesh creates a breathable electronic skin

Mesh design allows airflow through skintight, stretchable gold electronics

July 17, 2017

Antioxidant nanoparticles could treat sepsis

Ceria-zirconia nanoparticles combat reactive oxygen species and reduce inflammation

July 17, 2017

Lithium-sulfur batteries benefit from MoS2 encapsulation

Coating sulfur particles with thin flakes of the dichalcogenide provides physical and chemical protection, leading to durable batteries

July 13, 2017

Plant inspire exceptionally strong and elastic graphene aerogels

The new superlight, conductive materials could make better flexible electronics

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