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Computation and theory news, November 2017

Composite materials built from monolayers of graphene and a transition metal dichalcogenide can achieve fine electrical control over the spin of electrons.

Scientists have discovered that the shape and repetitive organization of the building blocks in a metamaterial determine how it interacts with light.

Synthetic microspheres with nanoscale holes that can absorb light at many frequencies have helped to reveal how leaf hoppers hide from predators.

By taking advantage of electrostatic charge, scientists have induced synthetic polymers to self-assemble in a defined sequence, just like proteins.

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

Scientists report major progress in developing a new type of lithium-ion battery that utilizes cathodes made with so-called ‘disordered’ materials.

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

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

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

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

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

Researchers have created a honeycomb material capable of frustrating the magnetic properties within it to produce a ‘quantum spin liquid’.

Treating a perovoskite catalyst with heat or chemicals causes different atoms to segregate on the surface and catalyse different reactions.

Microchip improves our understanding of the process of extracting hydrogen from water.

Doping 2D materials with other elements can not only alter their mechanical and electrical properties, but can also make them magnetic.

Prototype photodetector with double the efficiency of standard models.

How cephalopods control their texture influences new stretchable material.

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