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Characterization news, August 2018

Scientists take control of line defects in bilayer graphene

Using video game controllers with electron microscopy, researchers have developed a way to move line defects around in bilayer graphene.

Large proteins produce synthetic spider silk just like natural version

Researchers have produced a biosynthetic spider silk that is the first to replicate the strength and toughness of natural spider silk.

Engineers have developed a nanoparticle coating that protects ceramics against thermal shock by reducing heat transfer.

Adding lithium ions into the crystal structure of a quantum material called samarium nickelate makes it an ion conductor but an electrical insulator.

Researchers have discovered that mixing granular materials creates both mixed and non-mixed regions.

Scientists have discovered that negatively curved carbon sheets known as schwarzites can be synthesized inside the pores of zeolites.

Advanced synchrotron small-angle and wide-angle X-ray scattering reveals how dental caries evolve and the changes in structure of enamel at the nanoscale.

A 2D tungsten ditelluride bilayer develops a spontaneous electrical polarization that allows it to undergo ‘ferroelectric switching’.

Scientists have discovered that defects in zirconium-based metal-organic frameworks can actually improve their ability at capturing carbon dioxide.

Scientists have discovered that tiny distortions in the crystal lattice of iron pnictide help it to enter a superconducting state as it's cooled.

By mixing nanocrystals with polymers and ligands, scientists have found a way to switch between a liquid-like state and a solid-like state.

Novel all-solid-state batteries based on thin films benefit from low resistance at the interface between the electrode and the solid electrolyte.

Scientists have discovered that cuprates seem to carry electric current in an entirely different way to conventional metals such as copper.

Researchers have found that ‘rebar graphene’, in which graphene is reinforced with carbon nanotubes, is more than twice as tough as pristine graphene.

A novel quantum material composed of hafnium, tellurium and phosphorus is the first to have multiple quantum properties.

Researchers have used a chemical process discovered decades ago to make the linkages between covalent organic frameworks much sturdier.

A new method allows optical fibers to identify the material they are in contact with by using a light beam within the fiber to generate a sound wave.

Using a form of Raman microscopy developed for biomedical studies, scientists have explored the mechanism behind dendrite growth in lithium batteries.

Niobium tungsten oxides with a complex crystalline structure allow lithium ions to move through them at higher rates than typical electrode materials.

The first experimental realization and structural investigation of 2D vanadium disulphide has revealed a new vanadium sulphide compound.

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