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Characterization news, September 2021

Center for Atomically Thin Multifunctional Coatings, operated by Penn State and Rice Universities, secures $1.5 million in Phase II funding from NSF

While searching for novel superconductors, researchers unexpectedly discovered a 2D material with an unusually high ionic conductivity.

Using ultrafast laser pulses, researchers were able to observe subtle transitions between the insulating and conducting properties of chromium oxides.

By applying strain to a monolayer semiconductor, researchers managed to produce chiral valley-polarized light at room temperature.

When cesium, copper and zinc oxide are brought together in a certain configuration they can catalyze the conversion of carbon dioxide to ethanol.

A study that revealed previously unrecognized properties of silicon crystals also uncovered new information about neutrons and a fifth force of nature.

By synthesizing the first 1D cuprate that can be doped, scientists have uncovered an unexpectedly strong nearest-neighbor attraction between electrons.

A strong interaction between electrons and phonons in a novel superconductor causes the electrons to flow like water in a pipe.

Researchers have improved their carbon membranes for isolating para-xylene and shown how changes to its structure can greatly increase productivity.

Researchers have enhanced the brightness and stability of light-emitting perovskite nanocrystals by encapsulating them in metal-organic frameworks.

By combining quantum dots and gold nanoparticles with molecular glue, researchers have created a tiny camera for observing chemical reactions.

Using a novel microscopy technique, researchers have discovered an unexpected arrangement of electrons in an iron-based superconductor.

Researchers have discovered how to get cheap commercial silica nanocages to trap noble gases like argon, krypton and xenon.

Researchers used neutron time-of-flight spectrometry to probe the magnetic properties of a stack of two sheets of 2D chromium triiodide.

By anchoring individual iridium atoms to a surface, scientists have produced a highly effective catalyst for splitting water to generate oxygen.

Researchers have used field-effect transistors with diamond channels to investigate the electric double layer effect in solid electrolytes.

By utilizing silver terraces as a substrate, engineers have, for the first time, managed to create a double layer of atomically flat borophene.

By applying mechanical strain to a 2D semiconductor, researchers were able to get it to emit light, rather than heat, with near 100% efficiency.

By producing large, high-quality bismuth iodide crystals, researchers have shown these crystals can act as two different types of topological insulator.

"Carbon-based materials for electrocatalysis: tailored functionalities towards activity and selectivity"

Lightweight multifunctional alternatives made from natural resources could mitigate waste problems associated with non-biodegradable materials

Researchers have found that twisting the layers of bilayer graphene influences the movement of electrons by altering the spacing between the layers.

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