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Characterization news, December 2018

Using laser light to trap atoms in a checkerboard-like pattern, scientists have studied how resistance can develop in unconventional metals.

Oscillating loads at certain frequencies can lead to several-fold increases in the strength of composites that contain a molecular layer of ‘nanoglue’.

By studying how peptides assemble, researchers have discovered that some materials can avoid the nucleation barrier by growing one row at a time.

Scientists have demonstrated electronic switching in an ultrathin topological material that can carry a charge with nearly zero loss at room temperature.

Using oxygen doping, scientists have uncovered previously inaccessible details of the phase diagram of a high-temperature superconductor.

A novel x-ray technique can image antiphase magnetic domains in antiferromagnets, which could advance their use in spintronics applications.

Using an x-ray visualization technique called COBRA, scientists have imaged the 3D atomic and electron density structure of a perovskite crystal.

Congratulations to Prof M Stanley Whittingham.

Inspired by animal chirps, engineers have devised a faster and more accurate rheological technique for measuring the properties of soft materials.

2D peptide materials, row by row

Scientists have developed a liquid crystal elastomer with auxetic properties, meaning it gets thicker when stretched.

Physicists have synthesized borophene with large-area single-crystal domains on copper substrates, making it suitable for electronic applications.

Scientists have discovered that silicon contamination is the reason why graphene often doesn't perform as well as predicted.

Researchers have accomplished the first detailed high-speed imaging and analysis of the process that occurs when a microparticle impacts a surface.

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