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Computation and theory news, December 2015

Scientist have modeled a new hybrid material that can reconfigure itself into different shapes when exposed to light and heat.

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By developing a way to line up three gold nanoparticles of increasing size, scientists have developed a nanolens for focusing light.

US scientists have developed a new phase field model to describe nucleation and growth in a material’s microstructure.

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A new boron nitride nanosheet can absorb up to 33 times its weight in oils and organic solvents.

Scientists have discovered that doping tin selenide with sodium boosts its performance as a thermoelectric material.

Solid materials such as nanocrystals, bulk metallic glasses, rocks or granular materials all deform in a similar way when exposed to stress.

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Researchers have developed a new technique for creating novel nanoporous materials with unique optical, magnetic, electronic and catalytic properties.

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Surface reflections from glass surfaces can be reduced to nearly zero by etching tiny nanoscale features into them.

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Scientists report major progress in developing a new type of lithium-ion battery that utilizes cathodes made with so-called ‘disordered’ materials.

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Nanoscale patterns in metals known as nanotwins can stabilize defects associated with repetitive strain and limit the build-up of fatigue-related damage.

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