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A newly discovered collective rattling effect in a crystalline semiconductor blocks most heat transfer while preserving high electrical conductivity.

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Scientists have made the first observation of nanocrystals rapidly forming superlattices while they are themselves still growing.

Scientists have predicted and created new 2D electrocatalysts able to extract hydrogen from water with high performance and low cost.

Defects in the structure of topological insulators can cause electron transport to occur in the bulk rather than just at the surface.

Under certain conditions, the magnetic properties of a material can predict the relationship between its elasticity and temperature.

By combining tools from chemistry, mathematics, physics and materials science, researchers have found a way to identify novel topological insulators.

Studies of the connection between viscosity and atomic interactions have revealed that glass transition starts at higher temperatures than thought.

By taking advantage of strontium copper borate, scientists have shown experimentally a quantum phase transition for the first time.

A little fluorine can turn two-dimensional hexagonal boron nitride from an insulator to a semiconductor with magnetic properties.

Submissions are being accepted for the 2018 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Researchers in Developing Countries.

Scientists have created the first machine learning method for predicting the properties of new metals, ceramics and other crystalline materials.

Find out who will receive one of the 2016 Acta student awards.

Scientists have increased the stiffness, or ‘elastic modulus’, of a soft silicon-based polymer by infusing it with tiny pockets of liquid gallium.

By depositing bismuth onto a silicon carbide substrate, scientists have created a topological insulator that can work at room temperatures.

Scientists have found evidence for a new type of electron pairing that may broaden the search for new high-temperature superconductors.

A novel manganese and sodium-ion-based material could replace lithium-based electrodes in rechargeable batteries.

The World Science Festival and Annals of Physics join forces at an event at Columbia University.

A combination of experimental and theoretical methods has revealed evidence of superconductivity on ultrathin lithium titanate films.

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