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Characterization news, May 2017

Extraordinary properties of the semiconductor strontium niobate could potentially lead to novel electronic devices and photocatalytic materials.

A newly-developed printable elastic conductor retains high conductivity even when stretched to as much as five times its original length.

After more than 60 years of trying, scientists have reported the first organic synthesis of a carbon nanobelt.

Surprising discoveries about the normal metallic state of a ruthenate superconductor could reveal novel information about its superconducting state.

Scientists have expanded the range of functional temperatures for ferroelectrics by creating the first-ever polarization gradient in a thin film.

Oxide materials that expand and contract in response to applied electric charge could produce actuators that work in extremely hot environments.

ptychographic X-ray computed tomography uses X-rays instead of light or electrons to examine samples non-destructively

By heating ethene in stages on a rhodium catalyst substrate, scientists have managed to convert it to layers of graphene.

Scientists have developed a fast, non-destructive optical method for analyzing defects in 2D materials

Scientists have succeeded in making the first chiral molecular sieves for distinguishing left- and right-handed versions of molecules.

Using an electron beam, scientists have patterned thin polymer films with individual features as small as 1nm separated by just 11nm.

A new spectral technique using terahertz waves can detect the early stages of corrosion on steel rebars directly through concrete.

Using a novel analytical method, scientists have discovered that a 2D crystal of chromium germanium telluride possesses intrinsic ferromagnetism.

Using an an atomic-scale 'color center' found only in diamonds, scientists have become the first to image how electrons move in graphene.

Researchers have found a simple way to reduce the number of loops in a polymer network and thus strengthen materials made from polymers.

There will be four awards of $2,000 each for Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia and Acta Biomaterialia.

A new screening process offers a quick and easy way to identify novel OLED materials with superior luminescence and charge-transport properties.

Scientists have discovered the first three-dimensional quantum liquid crystal, which could lead to advances in spintronics and quantum computing.

Using simplified proteins known as peptoids, scientists have discovered that a minor change in structure can alter the crystallization pathway.

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