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Characterization news, April 2016

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A new technique known as ion soft-landing can produce battery electrodes with significantly better electrical capacity and long-term stability.

Using a new synthesis approach, scientists have developed a polar metal that possesses both insulating and conducting properties.

View the live 2016 Elsevier Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday April 27th, 2016.

Using an ultrafast electron microscope, researchers have recorded the first-ever videos showing how heat moves through nanoscale materials.

View details about the Fifth International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials, taking place in March 2017.

By using a scanning tunneling microscope to image pairs of electrons in a superconductor, scientists have discovered a new state of electronic matter.

Applying a magnetic field to a novel non-magnetic metal made it conduct 70% more electricity, even though basic physics would have predicted the opposite.

Finnish researchers are calling for consistent and standardized testing of super-hydrophobic materials.

A new type of amorphous steel alloy possesses a record-breaking ability to withstand an impact without deforming permanently.

New research has identified how liquid-like materials can change into a solid-like state through simple stirring.

Scientists have detected a new state of matter known as a quantum spin liquid in the 2D material ruthenium chloride.

Rediscovered synthesis methods for transition metal dichalcogenides could enable future optical, electronic, and mechanical devices.

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