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Computation and theory news, June 2016

Researchers have discovered previously unknown features of titanium dioxide that could reveal why it is such an effective photocatalyst.

Using a supercomputer, scientists have managed to produce an accurate model showing how superconductivity develops in cuprates.

Researchers have discovered that a gold nanocluster can exist in two different atomic arrangements, or polymorphs.

When layered perovskites are stretched or compressed, their electrical polarization does not increase as expected but instead goes away completely.

Scientists have created complex 2D and 3D structures, including a cube and a prism, made from DNA and nanoparticles.

Read about the event at IMDEA Materials Institute, Madrid, Spain, which will honor Professor Subra Suresh.

Researchers have discovered a metal-organic framework that can capture xenon and krypton as part of nuclear fuel recycling.

The orbital movement of electrons, rather than electron spin, is the driving force behind the strong magnetism of a metallic material.

Scientists have developed two different types of nanofibers that can sort themselves into organized structures under artificial conditions.

Investigating connections between the structure and mechanical properties of bones and shells can improve the performance and longevity of concrete.

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