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Characterization news, March 2016

Scientists have developed a renewable thermoplastic by replacing the styrene in acrylonitrile butadiene styrene with lignin from wood.

New NMR technique offers damage limitation for fragile materials

A new NMR spectroscopy technique allows hyperpolarized xenon gas to be dissolved into samples without disrupting their molecular order.

A new electron microscopy technique can follow atomic-scale physical processes occurring at the surfaces of materials in situ and in real time.

Scientists have discovered that electrons in novel crystalline materials called Weyl semi-metals sink into the crystal through special conductive channels.

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Details of the five finalists for Elsevier's Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge.

The vibrations of the outermost atomic layers at the surface of a nanomaterial are comparatively large and play an important role in how it behaves.

Scientists have used a helium ion microscope to control the conductivity and distribution of ferroelectric domains on a 2D material.

Graphene can transmit high frequency electrical signals without energy loss, outperforming any other known material, including superconductors.

Low-frequency Raman spectroscopy can characterize the patterns produced when 2D materials are stacked on top of each other and twisted.

By combining microscopy and theoretical calculations, scientists have studied the properties of a promising next-generation energy storage material.

Scientists have zoomed in on the quantum phase transition that could explain why copper oxides are high-temperature superconductors.

Scientists have discovered that the rearrangement of particles during deformation resembles avalanches that span the entire material.

Through the EU research project HealCON, scientists are examining three different approaches to creating concrete that can repair itself.

See your image on the cover of Nano Today in 2016.

biomaterials based on seaweed-derived alginate could improve polyurethanes used to repair cardiac and vascular tissue

For the first time, scientists have observed electrons in graphene behaving like a fluid.

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