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Characterization news, May 2022

New study takes aim at stronger metals

By firing microscopic particles at a surface, researchers have been able to study how the tiny crystalline grains in solid metals form at the nanoscale.

Researchers have shown that knot theory can be used to understand the behavior of electrons in quantum materials such as topological magnets.

Researchers have discovered that superconductivity can be intertwined in unexpected ways with ripples of electrons known as charge density waves.

Researchers have shown that nanowires made from a specific isotope of silicon can conduct heat 150% more efficiently than normal silicon nanowires.

Using nanometer-thick organic semiconducting films, researchers have, for the first time, mapped how energy flows in organic solar cells.

Researchers have developed a method for simultaneously synthesizing and analyzing novel materials under very high compression pressures.

Computational detective work by a team of researchers has confirmed that cerium zirconium pyrochlore is a 3D quantum spin liquid.

A unique ‘stroboscopic camera' has captured the trajectory of atomic motion as vanadium dioxide transitions from an insulator to a metal.

Researchers have uncovered the previously hidden sub-nanoscale origins of the exceptional thermoelectric properties of silver gallium telluride.

Researchers have combined scanning probe microscopy with machine learning to study the functional properties of materials at the nanoscale.

Researchers have created a new qubit platform for quantum computing by trapping a single electron in a frozen neon gas.

Researchers have discovered layered 2D materials able to host magnetic features called skyrmions that remain stable at room temperature.

A new study has revealed that battery decay is caused by both the individual behavior of electrode particles and how those particles behave in groups.

Researchers have created synthetic nanoclusters that can organize themselves all the way from the nanometer to the centimeter scale.

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