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Characterization news, June 2018

Researchers cut through tangle to synthesize ordered polymers

Using a novel two-step synthesis process, researchers have produced organic polymers with crystalline, two-dimensional structures.

Oxygen to blame for Li-ion battery breakdown

Singlet oxygen is confirmed as the reactive species that irreversibly damages transition metal cathode materials in lithium ion batteries.

Scientists have discovered that barium titanium sulfide interacts in different ways with infrared light coming from two different directions.

Scientists have discovered that reactive elements and water combine to create a fast-growing, nanocrystalline oxide scale on high-temperature alloys.

Studies with an electron microscope have revealed that batteries based on sodium and potassium hold promise as an alternative to lithium-ion batteries.

A new cathode material comprising iron trifluoride nanorods with added cobalt and oxygen could triple the energy density of lithium-ion batteries.

A new scanning tunneling microscopy technique can, for the first time, reveal the detailed molecular structure of conjugated polymers.

A new metal-organic framework is the first to selectively and reversibly capture nitrogen dioxide from air at ambient pressures and temperatures.

Elsevier releases 2017 CiteScore values.

Scientists have confirmed a magnetic property known as ‘chirality’ in nanometer-thick samples of amorphous, multilayered metal-based materials.

Using novel analytical techniques, scientists have been able to study the behavior of excitons trapped in quantum wells made of perovskite compounds.

Atomically thin nanowires improve efficiency of conversion of heat to electricity.

Neural networks can predict the light-scattering properties of layered nanoparticles and design nanoparticles for a desired light-scattering behavior.

Scientists have found that the most effective thermoelectric materials can be realized by shaping substances such as tin telluride into 1D nanowires.

Scientists have trained a neural network to recognize features in a material's x-ray absorption spectrum that are sensitive to the arrangement of atoms.

Scientists have developed a blueprint for fabricating new heterostructures from different types of two-dimensional materials.

A material comprising layers of graphene and magnetic metals like nickel can induce exotic behavior in electrons at the interface between the layers.

Applying an electric field to the formation of the ceramic yttria-stabilized zirconia makes it almost as resistant to fracturing as metal.

Scientists have shown they can predict the failure of granular materials such as gravel by monitoring naturally arising acoustic vibrations.

Atomic force microscopy has revealed the role of atomically thin layers of water in an energy storage material called crystalline tungsten oxide dihydrate.

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