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Characterization news, October 2015

A new technique called cyclic healing uses repetitive, gentle stretching to eliminate pre-existing defects in nanoscale metal crystals.

A simple solvent can replace the annealing step currently used in the production of bulk heterojunction solar cells.

Scientists have discovered why silver electrodes in perovskite solar cells are prone to corrosion.

A new patterning process can fabricate electrically-conductive features as small as 4nm onto individual graphene oxide sheets.

Scientists have found a way to manipulate tiny magnetic vortices known as skyrmions using mechanical energy.

Dispersing individual platinum atoms on a copper surface can produce a highly effective hydrogenation catalyst.

Scientists have experimentally confirmed that black phosphorous nanoribbons have a strong in-plane anisotropy in thermal conductivity.

A new tri-lab consortium in the US will aim to design new solid-state materials for storing hydrogen gas.

A new initiative is looking to develop entropy-stabilized alloys able to withstand extremely high temperatures.

Scientists have uncovered a design rule that allows the creation of peptide-like nanosheets that are larger and flatter than any biological structure.

Scientists have discovered that the electronic properties of organic semiconductors differ where they interface with other materials.

Scientists have measured the behavior of individual atoms in dielectric materials when exposed to an electric field.

Scientists have created the first entropy-stabilized alloy that incorporates oxides.

Materials Today now invites researchers to propose projects that fit within the scope of the Grand Challenge.

A magnetoelastic alloy consisting of iron doped with the metal gallium could form the basis for wireless impact detectors.

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