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Characterization news, March 2019

Researchers have found that phase-switching liquids can delay ice and frost formation up to 300 times longer than state-of-the-art anti-ice coatings.

By exciting ‘frustrated’ crystalline materials with laser light, a team of researchers has managed to transform them into a stable ‘supercrystal’.

Researchers have discovered the strongest topological conductor yet, in the form of thin crystal samples with a spiral-staircase structure.

fast-screening of potential non-noble metal two-dimensional catalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction

Scientists have identified the causes of degradation in a nickel-rich layered cathode material in lithium-ion batteries, as well as possible remedies.

Scientists have discovered the islands that form a new layer in a crystalline material tend to form in a pattern similar to the preceding layer.

A novel type of polymer can alter its thermal conductivity by switching between a crystalline state and a liquid state in response to light.

Scientists have used a new technique called ultrafast surface X-ray scattering to visualize the motion of atoms in a 2D material.

underbelly of lobsters could hold clue to developing a tough, strong and flexible material for body armor and other applications

ultrafast X-ray imaging gives an insight into exactly what is happening during additive manufacturing of metal structures

Researchers have discovered that a high-strength polymer called PBDT has a rare double-helix structure.

By combining graphene with nano-ribbons of gold, researchers have developed an ultrasensitive biosensor for detecting disease-causing proteins.

The twist angle between layers of 2D semiconductors provides a ‘tuning knob’ to turn them into an exotic quantum material.

A new nanocrystalline tungsten-tantalum-vanadium-chromium alloy can withstand unprecedented amounts of radiation without fracturing.

By combining supercomputing with experimental methods, researchers have been able to identify promising materials for dye-sensitized solar cells

The energy storage capacity of electrodes made from the 2D material MXene can be doubled by adding an appropriate solvent to the electrolyte.

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