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Characterization news, June 2019

Strontium titanate has a ‘hidden’ phase that gives the material new ferroelectric properties when it is activated by extremely fast pulses of light.

Lanthanum strontium manganite can retain its magnetic properties in atomic layers if it is ‘sandwiched’ between layers of a different ceramic oxide.

Engineers have uncovered how the structure of the mantis shrimp's tail appendage allows it to deliver and receive powerful blows without damage.

Antennas made from carbon nanotube films are just as efficient as copper for wireless applications, while also being tougher and more flexible.

nanobelts of the transition metal NbAs show high mobility even when the carrier density is also high

By developing a process for fabricating oxide perovskite crystals in free-standing layers, researchers have produced a new class of 2D material.

Scientists have discovered why adding cesium and rubidium to halide perovskite solar cells gives them more uniform characteristics.

Vehicle armor based on composite metal foam can stop ball and armor-piercing .50 caliber rounds just as well as much heavier steel armor.

A new method for discovering materials using data analytics and electron microscopy has found a novel class of extremely hard alloys.

The strain created by growing 2D crystals over 3D objects can be used to tailor the crystals' optoelectronic properties.

Chemists have found a way to improve the speed and durability of smart glass by providing a better understanding of how the glass works at the nanoscale.

Synchrotron studies have provided the first macro view of what happens inside a battery electrode that leads to the failure of lithium-ion batteries.

By understanding the precise sequence of charged monomers, researchers can predict the behavior of disordered strands of proteins and polymers.

A new sulfur-based cathode material for lithium batteries is more energy-dense and environmentally friendly than traditional cathode materials.

The electronic properties of the 2D semiconductor tungsten disulfide can be dramatically changed by doping it with carbon-hydrogen molecules.

Neutron scattering experiments on iron selenide have revealed that its electronic behavior is very similar to other iron-based superconductors.

Scientists have discovered that the elasticity of gels arises from the packing of clusters of particles, dubbed locally glassy clusters, in the gels.

Scientists have found that, in solutions of linear and ring polymers, the linear molecules thread themselves through the ring molecules when stressed.

Nanocubes coated with single-stranded DNA chains assemble into an unusual ‘zigzag’ arrangement that has never been observed before.

A novel two-step, ultra-clean process for fabricating a 2D transistor separates the ‘messy’ fabrication steps from the 2D semiconductor layer.

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