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Computation and theory news, April 2017

Open source hardware: first issue of HardwareX now available

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New research suggests that transition metal dichalcogenides could realize topological superconductivity and provide a platform for quantum computing.

A new self-healing, water-repellent, spray-on coating is hundreds of times more durable than its counterparts.

A new computational method can map how molecules assemble and crystallize to form novel materials.

A novel carbon nanotube-based electrocatalyst uses just one hundredth of the amount of platinum generally used in electrocatalysts.

Lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals exhibit unexpected characteristics that could be harnessed for use in sensors.

Cutting edge research at the interface between physics and materials science.

Scientists have developed a one-step, crystal growth process for making ultra-thin layers of material with molecular-sized pores.

Wide-reaching analysis finds more women in research but physical sciences are lagging behind.

Renewable energy realized through new metal oxides using high-throughput computation and experiment

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Researchers have developed a new technique for creating novel nanoporous materials with unique optical, magnetic, electronic and catalytic properties.

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Nanoscale patterns in metals known as nanotwins can stabilize defects associated with repetitive strain and limit the build-up of fatigue-related damage.

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Manipulating the joints between the nanotubes and graphene sheets in pillared graphene has a significant impact on the material's ability to direct heat.

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Cathodes for lithium-ion batteries that contain point defects allow more efficient exchange of lithium ions between the cathode and electrolyte.

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Scientists have discovered that, contrary to expectations, a material's crystal grains can sometimes slide along a coherent twin boundary.

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