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Characterization news, July 2018

Shock of the new neodymium-doped alumina crystals

By doping alumina crystals with neodymium ions, engineers have developed a new laser material that can emit ultra-short, high-power pulses.

Nanoscale imaging could lead to better artificial photosynthesis materials

Scientists have used a photoconductive atomic force microscope to better understand the nanoscale properties of artificial photosynthesis materials.

By examining general grain boundaries, engineers have shed new light on the mechanisms behind sulfur embrittlement of nickel.

Unlike with graphene, the boundaries between different structural phases of borophene, a 2D form of boron, retain the material's metallic nature.

Nearly a third of the reaction products generated during fission of U235 in light-water reactors are unwanted gases.

Nanoclusters made from boron and lanthanide elements form highly stable and symmetric structures with interesting magnetic properties.

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Researchers have found that a novel hybrid improper ferroelectric possesses ferroelectric, magnetoelectric and optical properties.

Using nanowires of a molybdenum-germanium alloy, scientists have been able to explore the transition from a superconducting to a normal metal state.

A new microscopy technique can track microstructural changes in materials in real time as they are exposed to extreme heat and stress.

Researchers have been able to store and transmit bits of quantum information using a diamond containing specially-designed silicon vacancies.

Researchers have succeeded in producing crystals of a semiconducting material called boron arsenide with an extremely high thermal conductivity.

Researchers have discovered that entangled, long-chain polymers in solutions relax at two different rates after processing.

Using a high-speed electron camera, researchers have recorded the most detailed atomic movie of gold melting after being blasted by laser light.

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A new porous carbon material designed at the molecular level shows great potential for use as the anode in lithium-ion batteries.

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