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New research reveals that when spraying metal coatings, melting hinders rather than helps.

Search for ‘spin current’ materials heats up

Physicists have tested which films containing different combinations of magnetic nanostructures can generate spin currents most effectively from heat.

Scientists have discovered why the two best methods for probing the electronic states of topological insulators produce different results.

The optical and photocatalytic properties of carbon dots can be precisely tuned by controlling the positions of nitrogen atoms in their structure.

Graphene’s unique properties makes it a potential candidate for transparent, stretchable electronics in displays, wearable health monitors, or soft robots.

Why don’t tree frogs slip off wet leaves? The answer lies in their sticky toe pads, which are made up of a mixture of hard and soft materials.

For the first time, researchers have discovered the existence of a disordered electron spin state, known as a frustrated magnetic state, in a metal.

An updated version of infrared imaging has proved ideal for studying and and optimizing metal-organic frameworks.

Self-healing composite has good mechanical properties and can be produced by conventional processing tools.

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Surface reflections from glass surfaces can be reduced to nearly zero by etching tiny nanoscale features into them.

Scientists report major progress in developing a new type of lithium-ion battery that utilizes cathodes made with so-called ‘disordered’ materials.

Nanoscale patterns in metals known as nanotwins can stabilize defects associated with repetitive strain and limit the build-up of fatigue-related damage.

Cathodes for lithium-ion batteries that contain point defects allow more efficient exchange of lithium ions between the cathode and electrolyte.

Scientists have used cryo-electron microscopy to capture the first atomic-level images of the crystalline dendrites that can grow in batteries.

Scientists have discovered that, contrary to expectations, a material's crystal grains can sometimes slide along a coherent twin boundary.

Researchers have created a honeycomb material capable of frustrating the magnetic properties within it to produce a ‘quantum spin liquid’.

Treating a perovoskite catalyst with heat or chemicals causes different atoms to segregate on the surface and catalyse different reactions.

Scientists have determined what kind of carbon nanotubes produce the best fibers and developed a novel method for purifying them.

A new microscopy method can measure the behavior and properties of electrons flowing across the surface of topological insulators.

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