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Computation and theory news, April 2018

Defects prove beneficial for 2D materials

Defects in two-dimensional materials can enhance their physical, electrochemical, magnetic, energy and catalytic properties.

Impurity helps form SEI in lithium-ion batteries

Scientists have discovered that a reaction involving the impurity hydrogen fluoride helps form the solid-electrolyte interphase in lithium-ion batteries.

Scientists have developed a model that draws on oxidation kinetics to explain how stress affects the formation and spread of oxide layers in alloys.

Thin, engineered material that controls the redirection and reflection of sound waves with near perfect efficiency.

Find out about the recipients of the 2018 Outstanding review awards from the Acta Journals.

An artificial intelligence system has discovered three new metallic glass materials 200 times faster than could be done before.

Sodium-ion electrolyte with newly discovered structure could be used in solid-state batteries.

A novel database of inorganic thin-film materials for energy applications developed by NREL scientists contains more than 140,000 sample entries.

A new material made of sodium, phosphorous, tin and sulfur, with a tetragonal crystal shape, should make an effective electrolyte in solid-state batteries.

A proposed new state of matter termed a ‘superfluid quasicrystal’ should should flow without friction while exhibiting a nonperiodic structure.

Inspired by a version of origami called kirigami, researchers have developed malleable electronic circuits that can be bent and twisted.

Scientists created an electrically conducting crystal made from layers of iron and tin atoms, with each layer arranged in the pattern of a kagome lattice.

When placed between the two electrodes of a lithium-metal battery, a graphene oxide 'nanosheet' can prevent the formation of lithium dendrites.

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