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Computation and theory news, May 2016

Scientists have shown that a supercrystal with a spiral shape made from quantum dots can identify chiral molecules.

Scientists have discovered that the degradation of perovskite solar cells in sunlight is reduced at low temperatures and reversed in the dark.

A novel electron microscopy technique can visualize the nanoscale structural changes that occur in battery materials during discharge.

Researchers have demonstrated how an informatics-based adaptive design strategy can accelerate the discovery of new materials with targeted properties.

Scientists have uncovered the mechanisms that cause a mixture of cornstarch and water known as ‘oobleck’ to switch between a liquid and a solid.

Scientists have found that the key to fast ion conduction in a solid electrolyte are tiny features that maximize ion transport pathways.

Using a layer of molybdenum disulfide less than 1nm thick, researchers have designed a system able to absorb more than 35% of incident light.

Researchers have developed microporous polymer membranes that can accurately separate molecules at a high processing rate.

Using tiny vesicles and liquid crystals, scientists have produced a synthetic model of a cell membrane.

Engineers have used metamaterials and 3D printing to develop a novel lens able to focus electromagnetic radiation at terahertz frequencies.

The heat transfer abilities of graphene nanoflakes can be enhanced by functionalizing them with amino-based and azide-based silane molecules.

Scientists have worked out why large polymer microgel particles in an assembly will spontaneously shrink to the size of smaller neighboring particles.

Scientists have discovered that a couple of boron atoms placed very precisely in silicon offer a convenient way to study the quantum world.

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