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Computation and theory news, February 2017

Hair of blue tarantulas shows how to produce structurally colored materials.

Peer Review Webinar with the Editors of Biomaterials

Live webinar - March 7th, 9 - 10 AM GMT – The nuts & bolts of Peer Review: a discussion by Biomaterials Editors Professors Pandit and Yu.

Researchers have shown experimentally how a unique form of magnetism arises in an odd class of materials called Mott insulators.

Scientists have found a way to produce and measure the properties of a single, three-atom-thick layer of tungsten ditelluride.

Mildred Dresselhaus sadly passes away at the age of 86.

Researchers have built and trained machine learning algorithms that can accurately predict defect behavior in intermetallic compounds.

Unexpectedly, scientists have discovered that electrons in metallic vanadium dioxide can conduct electricity without conducting heat.

Using a Titan supercomputer, scientists have identified Lewis-acidic polymers as promising solid electrolytes in lithium-ion batteries.

Physicists have mapped the coordinates of more than 23,000 individual atoms in an iron-platinum nanoparticle to reveal the material's defects.

A new computational design strategy can pinpoint optimal materials for coating the cathode in lithium-ion batteries to protect it from degradation.

Using symmetry and topology, scientists have described a new class of metals with exotic electronic properties.

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

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