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Computation and theory news, July 2017

A little fluorine can turn two-dimensional hexagonal boron nitride from an insulator to a semiconductor with magnetic properties.

Submissions are being accepted for the 2018 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Researchers in Developing Countries.

Scientists have created the first machine learning method for predicting the properties of new metals, ceramics and other crystalline materials.

Find out who will receive one of the 2016 Acta student awards.

Scientists have increased the stiffness, or ‘elastic modulus’, of a soft silicon-based polymer by infusing it with tiny pockets of liquid gallium.

By depositing bismuth onto a silicon carbide substrate, scientists have created a topological insulator that can work at room temperatures.

Scientists have found evidence for a new type of electron pairing that may broaden the search for new high-temperature superconductors.

A novel manganese and sodium-ion-based material could replace lithium-based electrodes in rechargeable batteries.

The World Science Festival and Annals of Physics join forces at an event at Columbia University.

A combination of experimental and theoretical methods has revealed evidence of superconductivity on ultrathin lithium titanate films.

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Scientists have created a novel 2D material in which electrons travel in one direction with one type of spin, which could be useful for spintronics.

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A new low-temperature catalyst can produce high-purity hydrogen gas while simultaneously using up carbon monoxide.

Scientists have made theoretically-predicted heterostructural alloys, blends of compounds that don't share the same atomic arrangement.

A novel nickel oxide compound is an unconventional but promising candidate material for high-temperature superconductivity.

A new semiconductor alloy that can capture near-infrared light could improve the efficiency and reduce the cost of concentrator photovoltaics.

A new way to create previously 'unrealistic' alloys with thin films could form the basis for next-generation semiconductors.

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