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Computation and theory news, October 2015

Scientists have discovered why silver electrodes in perovskite solar cells are prone to corrosion.

Circular nanohoops containing both carbon and nitrogen atoms represent a new class of organic semiconductor.

A new tri-lab consortium in the US will aim to design new solid-state materials for storing hydrogen gas.

Using a new concept for designing catalysts, scientists have developed a more effective platinum-based catalyst for fuel cells.

A new initiative is looking to develop entropy-stabilized alloys able to withstand extremely high temperatures.

Bimetallic catalysts don't always need a core-shell structure but can be produced by covering the core in distinct patches of metal.

Scientists have uncovered a design rule that allows the creation of peptide-like nanosheets that are larger and flatter than any biological structure.

4D printing technology that creates complex self-folding structures

Scientists have discovered that the electronic properties of organic semiconductors differ where they interface with other materials.

A novel materials-by-design approach can lead to the development of nanocellulose materials with better mechanical properties.

Scientists have measured the behavior of individual atoms in dielectric materials when exposed to an electric field.

A new polymeric fuel additive for jet engines can reduce the intensity of post-impact explosions.

problem dendrites in batteries dealt with by heat

Optical invisibility cloaks could increase the efficiency of solar cells by guiding sunlight around objects that cast a shadow on the cells.

Materials Today now invites researchers to propose projects that fit within the scope of the Grand Challenge.

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