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Characterization news, January 2020

Researchers have discovered that layered biological materials are not so tough when they are curved rather than flat.

By studying a 'strange metal', physicists have uncovered direct evidence of quantum entanglement's role in bringing about quantum criticality.

Scientists have come up with a new approach to measuring the properties of quantum materials, which they term magneto-elastoresistance (MER).

Applying an AC electric field to a piezoelectric crystal can turn it transparent by realigning its crystalline domains.

Although intentional defects in a battery cathode can improve its performance, too many defects can leave the cathode at risk of fracture.

Researchers have confirmed experimentally that, as predicted, isotopically enriched cubic boron nitride does have a high thermal conductivity.

Stellar material is older than old

A new DNA-programmable nanofabrication platform can organize and assemble a variety of different nanomaterials in the same prescribed ways.

By combining electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy, researchers have been able to watch the growth of lithium dendrites.

For the first time, researchers have been able to grow, image with atomic resolution and investigate the properties of 2D amorphous carbon.

A new method for growing thin layers of the semiconductor gallium nitride can produce high-power transistors.

Researchers have developed a new version of the high-pressure carbon monoxide gas-phase process for producing single-walled carbon nanotubes.

Researchers have used a ‘multi-messenger’ approach to probe the properties of quantum materials at nanoscale resolutions.

Scientists have found a way to study the structure and properties of the underside of a freestanding complex oxide thin film.

Droplets containing chain-like liquid crystal molecules with different lengths can transform into complex shapes when the temperature drops.

nanocrystal core-shell catalyst for fuel cells uses less Pt but drives the oxygen reduction reaction more efficiently and is more durable

2019 Materials Today Innovation Award recognizes the development of high-quality growth methods for III-V compound semiconductor materials

A plastic wrap with a nanostructured, chemically treated surface can repel everything that comes into contact with it, including viruses and bacteria.

Neutron scattering experiments have helped to optimize a novel zeolite catalyst that can convert biomass into fuel sources with a high efficiency.

Turning natural atomic flaws inside diamond anvils into quantum sensors offers a novel way to study the effects of pressure on materials.

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