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Characterization news, January 2017

Biomimicry of the beetle helps material design.

Scientists have used a new approach to investigate the formation of defects in materials at the atomic scale and in near-real time.

A novel optical characterization method has revealed that in 2D crystals there is a strong interaction between crystal quality and valley polarization.

Scientists have used a unique infrared probe to study how the atomic structure of gold and platinum nanoparticles affects their function as catalysts.

Scientists have woven a 'smart' fabric that mimics the sophisticated and complex properties of the bone tissue periosteum.

In some water-splitting catalysts, oxygen comes from within the catalyst material itself, as well as from the surrounding water molecules.

Crystals that form spontaneously on exposure to carbon dioxide could offer a new option for carbon capture and storage strategies.

Compressing and fusing flakes of graphene can produce a porous, lightweight 3D material with a strength 10 times that of steel.

Submissions for the 8th annual Reaxys PhD Prize are now open.

Researchers have been able to create a high-pressure form of germanium, known as ST12, in a large enough sample size to confirm its characteristics.

Conductive ink made from silver nanowires can print inexpensive, customizable circuit patterns on just about any surface.

Firing highly-charged xenon ions at graphene has revealed that the electrons in this material are highly mobile, generating a very high current density.

Scientists have used tiny diamonds known as use diamondoids to assemble atoms into the thinnest possible electrical wires, just three atoms wide.

Christopher Hutchinson and Tadashi Furuhara join the Acta Journals.

A novel self-assembly technique can create multilayer, multi-patterned 3D nanoscale structures with unprecedented complexity.

Through changes in its atomic vibration energy, graphene can distinguish a single hyperactive cancerous cell from a normal cell.

Enjoy free access to the anniversary special issue of Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science.

Novel fuel cell catalysts comprising atomically-ordered platinum-lead 'nanoplates' display high catalytic activity, stability and durability.

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