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Characterization news, October 2017

Defects responsible for photoluminescence in little-studied perovskite

Bromine vacancies that trap passing excitons are the source of the strong photoluminescence in a little-studied perovskite.

Nanocrystalline copper can't go flat out

High-resolution study of a nanocrystalline copper surface reveals a pattern of tilted grains creating a landscape of valleys and ridges.

Scientists have unexpectedly discovered ordered, segregation-induced superstructures at general grain boundaries in polycrystalline alloys.

A new technique that uses an electron beam to burn tiny windows into a polymer can measure the catalytic activity of 2D materials.

Scientists have produced novel photocatalysts by coating aluminum nanoparticles with islands of various different metals.

Researchers have reported superconductivity in two kinds of higher titanium oxides prepared in the form of ultrathin films.

Scientists have developed a new electron microscope technique for observing colloidal nanoparticles while they interact and self-assemble.

Scaffold consisting of freeze-dried conductive PEDOT:PSS supports survival, growth, and differentiation of osteogenic precursor cells.

Using ultracold atoms, researchers have discovered an intriguing magnetic behavior that could help explain how high-temperature superconductivity works.

Researchers have shown how laser light can be used to forge graphene into 3D objects such as a pyramid.

Scientists have discovered a two-dimensional alloy with an optical bandgap that can be tuned by the temperature used to grow the alloy.

Frictional, structural, and mechanical studies of hind leg femur-tibia joint of katydids reveals novel antifriction and antiwear properties.

A new study shows that animals spin silk by pulling rather than pushing it out of their bodies, which could improve the processing of synthetic materials.

New research shows the potential of using nickel-based coatings to mitigate corrosion by molten salts in concentrating solar power plants.

A thin layer of oxidation on graphene-wrapped magnesium nanoparticles can enhance rather than hinder their hydrogen storage.

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