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Characterization news, January 2021

Squeezing a promising perovskite material in a diamond anvil cell produces a so-called 'black' phase that's stable enough for solar power applications.

Researchers have observed metallic line defects in a perovskite crystal, which offer a novel way to create materials that are transparent and conductive.

By using gold nanobars to 'sculpt' light around catalytic palladium nanorods, researchers managed to endow them with new abilities.

surface topography of the pitcher plant creates the right conditions for insects to slip into its trap

nanometer thin layers of ZnO on SiO2 show record levels of piezoelectricity

The properties of elastic modulus and glass transition temperature can determine the best materials for creating stable organic solar cells.

Researchers have found that capsaicin, the compound that makes chilli peppers spicy, can enhance the efficiency and stability of perovskite solar cells.

Physicists have observed quantum oscillations, which are normally only found in metals, in a 2D insulator made from tungsten ditelluride.

Researchers have discovered that the surface atomic layer of a catalyst for splitting water can re-arrange itself to boost its catalytic activity.

An anode made from a zinc- and manganese-based alloy opens the door to replacing the solvents commonly used in battery electrolytes with seawater.

Advanced characterization tools have helped to reveal the structural and chemical evolution of strontium catalyst during the oxygen evolution reaction.

Researchers have discovered that antioxidants can help prevent the damage to conducting polymers caused by transmission electron microscopy.

Researchers have utilized reactive molecules called radical-type 'mechanophores' to visualize polymer crystallization in real time.

For the first time, scientists have observed the formation of fleeting distortions known as polarons in the atomic lattice of hybrid perovskites.

porous iron has great potential as a scaffold for bone repair

Creating a uniform membrane density is crucial for maximizing the performance of polymer membranes for water desalination.

characterization of bulk metallic glasses reveals hierarchical structure that determines strength

An inexpensive catalyst made from tiny clusters of nickel metal anchored to a 2D substrate is highly effective at extracting hydrogen from alcohols.

Researchers have uncovered topological properties in cobalt disulfide that could allow this magnetic material to be used for spintronics applications.

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