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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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Scientists have synthesized a novel form of titanium nitride, called titanic nitride, which has promising mechanical and optoelectronic properties.

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Computer models show that the right mix of hydrogen bonds is critical for producing polymer and cement composites that are strong, tough and ductile.

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A single lens comprising gradient index materials and metasurface layers can focus red, blue and green wavelengths of light to the same point.

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