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Characterization news, August 2015

The UK EPSRC has awarded a £6.65 million grant for research into new advanced energy materials.

A new fabrication method allows unstable 2D materials to be isolated as single atomic layers for the first time.

A team of judges have completed the evaluation of nominees for the 2014 Acta Student Awards.

A new method of gene sequencing.

Scientists have used a unique nano-optical probe to study the effects of illumination on two-dimensional semiconductors at the molecular level.

An iron-telluride material can develop superconductivity with no long-range electronic or magnetic order when ‘doped’ with sulfur.

Scientists have demonstrated for the first time how to generate magnetism in metals that aren’t naturally magnetic.

Scientists have developed an entirely new material spun out of boron, nitrogen, carbon and oxygen.

A research team has found that catalysis and wetting, which had been considered unrelated, are in fact closely linked.

Researchers have confirmed that Li ions prefer to aggregate at and move along defects like twin boundaries in battery electrode materials.

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