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Computation and theory news, December 2016

Computer model identifies 21 promising solid electrolytes

Using a computational model, scientists have identified 21 solid electrolytes that could replace the volatile liquids used in rechargeable batteries.

Scientists have discovered that step edges in topological crystalline insulators can produce electrically conducting pathways.

Researchers have shown that adding graphene to glass-fibre composites could improve their crash performance.

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By studying electron spins in an ytterbium crystal, scientists have detected strong signs of a quantum spin liquid appearing at near absolute zero.

Shining light at terahertz wavelengths at a topological insulator has revealed that it straddles the classical and quantum realms.

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New porous materials made of transition metals such as cobalt, iron and nickel can store hydrogen at low pressures and room temperature.

Patterned diamond surfaces covered with a layer of graphene can efficiently transport phonons from a semiconductor to a diamond heat sink.

Do you qualify for the 2017 Reaxys PhD Prize?

Using powerful computer simulations, researchers have determined why the friction varies when an object slides across graphene.

Professor Allan S. Hoffman wins 2017 Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal.

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