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Characterization news, December 2017

A novel measurement technique called Scanning Droplet Adhesion Microscopy can characterize the wetting properties of superhydrophobic materials.

Scientists have discovered the fastest magnesium-ion solid-state conductor, which could find use as a solid electrolyte in magnesium-ion batteries.

For the first time, scientists have observed ion migration within hybrid perovskite crystals and related that to declines in its light-absorbing ability.

Scientists have disentangled the intriguing dynamics of how electron stripes melt and form on quantum materials.

A novel. high-quality magnetoelectric material is allowing scientists to study cross-coupling between electric and magnetic properties.

Physicists have tested which films containing different combinations of magnetic nanostructures can generate spin currents most effectively from heat.

Scientists have discovered why the two best methods for probing the electronic states of topological insulators produce different results.

The optical and photocatalytic properties of carbon dots can be precisely tuned by controlling the positions of nitrogen atoms in their structure.

Graphene’s unique properties makes it a potential candidate for transparent, stretchable electronics in displays, wearable health monitors, or soft robots.

Why don’t tree frogs slip off wet leaves? The answer lies in their sticky toe pads, which are made up of a mixture of hard and soft materials.

For the first time, researchers have discovered the existence of a disordered electron spin state, known as a frustrated magnetic state, in a metal.

An updated version of infrared imaging has proved ideal for studying and and optimizing metal-organic frameworks.

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