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Characterization news, October 2016

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Scientists have confirmed that static, as opposed to fluctuating, charge stripes coexist with superconductivity in a doped cuprate.

The first experiments to determine the ferroelectric properties of hafnium oxide have revealed that it can be deposited as ultra-thin films.

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A novel simulation technique can predict the defects in 2D materials caused by bombardment with noble gas ions.

A novel transistor made with a new combination of materials is even smaller than the smallest possible silicon-based transistor.

Adding defects to an iron-based superconductor can double the amount of electrical current it can carry and increase its critical temperature.

When grown on silver, the 2D material known as borophene naturally forms corrugations, potentially making it suitable for use in stretchable electronics.

A novel three-in-one instrument can correlate the flowability of soft ‘gooey’ materials with their underlying microstructure and composition.

Scientists have determined how each of five distinct types of belite crystal contribute to concrete's ease of manufacture and ultimate strength.

Scientists have come up with a way to position gold nanoparticles on a surface with a precision of 1nm.

Scientists have discovered that when a perovskite is exposed to water vapor and streams of electrons, it gives off oxygen and begins oscillating.

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A novel program aims to create a new generation of scientists working at the crossroads of big data and materials science.

Researchers have discovered that the vast majority of the pores in zeolite-based desalination membranes are closed, greatly reducing their efficiency.

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Surface reflections from glass surfaces can be reduced to nearly zero by etching tiny nanoscale features into them.

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Nanoscale patterns in metals known as nanotwins can stabilize defects associated with repetitive strain and limit the build-up of fatigue-related damage.

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