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Characterization news, November 2015

A new symmetry operation has the potential to speed up the search for new advanced materials.

A new technique called ‘gas adsorption crystallography’ provides a new way to study the process by which MOFs store immense volumes of gases.

Graphene nanofoam electrodes show higher capacity and faster transport in lithium-ion batteries when treated with hydrogen.

Scientists have uncovered 'sweet points' in time as dental cement sets, when it starts to approach the toughness of teeth.

Scientists have discovered a surprising three-dimensional arrangement of electrons in a high-temperature superconductor.

Boron graphene sensors are able to detect noxious gas molecules such as ammonia and nitrogen oxides at extremely low concentrations.

Scientists have discovered that applying an electric field to glass causes it to soften at lower temperatures.

Scientists have used microscopy and spectroscopy techniques to solve the structure of lithium- and manganese-rich transition metal oxides.

Alloys made from equal amounts of up to four different metallic elements are very effective at withstanding radiation damage.

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Additive manufacturing enables an improvement in the strength of 316L stainless steel without adversely affecting ductility.

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Scientists have synthesized a novel form of titanium nitride, called titanic nitride, which has promising mechanical and optoelectronic properties.

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By fabricating an ultrathin material known as a thin film structure, scientists have been able to observe a two-dimensional hole gas for the first time.

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By employing graphene girders as physical supports, scientists have been able to replace graphite with silicon in the anodes of lithium-ion batteries.

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An analytical platform known as MAESTRO can zero in on signatures of exotic behavior by electrons in a 2D material with microscale resolution.

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