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Characterization news, September 2015

Environmental impact of green composites based on nanocellulose-reinforced epoxy composites.

A novel microscopy technique for determining the 3D position of individual atoms can identify point defects in a material.

By studying metallic glasses, scientists have revealed that the atoms in glass form a fractal pattern at small scales.

Understanding the behavior of silicon nitride could lead to better performance devices for orthopedics.

A new synthetic material made from 1 billion tiny magnets undergoes phase transitions as the temperature changes.

A team of physicists has induced stable ferroelectricity in a sheet of strontium titanate only a few nanometers thick.

A new study of the catalytic behavior of platinum nanoparticles has revealed the importance of the iron oxide they sit on.

Learning about photosynthesis with 2D HYSCORE spectroscopy

For the first time, researchers have imaged how light moves inside an exotic class of matter known as hyperbolic materials.

Individual nanoparticles in solution can be resolved in 3D by combining developments in electron microscopy, biology, and computation.

Growing graphene on a liquid layers enables the production of high quality, large single crystals.

Scientists have announced the first observation of a dynamic Mott transition in a superconductor.

Combining super-resolution microscopy and fluorescence spectroscopy produces a new technique for studying pores.

Growing magnetic layers on a 2D crystal can provide highly local control over the preferred direction of the magnetism.

A new 'electron camera' shows how individual atoms move to form wrinkles in a single layer of molecules.

A new way to study nanoparticles one at a time has revealed that seemingly identical particles can have very different properties.

Theoretical calculations suggest that the properties of atom-thick sheets of boron depend on where those atoms are deposited.

The inner space of carbon nanotubes can act as a template for the synthesis of nanodiamond-like carbon chains.

Scientists have successfully wrapped up droplets in thin polymer sheets.

The UK EPSRC has awarded a £5.4 million grant for research into new advanced biomaterials in healthcare.

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