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December 11, 2017

Metal-organic framework compound sets methane storage record

Sol-gel synthesis boosts the capacity of a common porous material

December 6, 2017

High-performance, flexible electronics printed on paper

Paper-based graphene and molybdenum disulfide transistors could send data from medical or environmental sensors to the cloud

December 6, 2017

A greener way to get lithium?

Sorbent could extract the battery material from geothermal power plant brine

December 4, 2017

Luminescent nanoparticles leave a glowing fingerprint

New material could improve the resolution of fingerprint patterns detected at crime scenes

November 27, 2017

Metal-binding polymer continues to surprise

New details on the chemistry of poly(amidoxime) sorbents could help optimize the extraction of valuable metals from seawater

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