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Characterization news, September 2016

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A combination of theory and experiment has gone some way to revealing the ingredients required for high-temperature superconductivity.

Scientists have synthesized nanometer-sized cage molecules that can be used to transport charge in proton exchange membranes.

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For the first time, scientists have used a scanning transmission electron microscope to directly write tiny patterns in metallic ‘ink’.

Nanodiamonds and other carbon-based materials can be produced by smashing carbon nanotubes against a target at high speeds.

The thermal conductivity of buckyball-containing superatom crystals is directly related to the rotational disorder within those structures.

Scientists have discovered that a critical length scale marks the transition between a zero-dimensional quantum dot and a one-dimensional nanowire.

Using electron microscopy, scientists have uncovered the first atomic scale evidence for strain-induced ferroelectricity in a layered oxide.

Samarium nickelate can be electrically tuned between a transparent and an opaque state over an unprecedentedly broad spectrum range.

Scientists have discovered that electron anions can reduce the temperature at which mayenite changes from a crystal to a glass.

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