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Computation and theory news, July 2019

A novel algorithm considers all possible combinations of elements in the periodic table in order to predict novel hard and tough materials.

Researchers have shown that coating zinc oxide nanowires with amorphous titania can enhance their ability to catalyze the water-splitting reaction.

Scientists have discovered a previously unseen mode of a ferromagnetic property known as giant magneto-resistance in a 2D heterostructure.

Selective-area epitaxy helps nanowires into 2D for more complex devices

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Researchers have confirmed that magnetic fluctuations can act as an electron ‘pairing glue’ in iron-based superconductors.

Researchers have discovered a phenomenon that allows block copolymers to self-assemble in patterns that deviate from regular symmetrical arrays.

Researchers have uncovered the first example of a native metal with bistable and electrically switchable spontaneous polarization states.

Researchers have shown that a text-mining algorithm with no training in materials science can accurately predict novel thermoelectric materials.

By energizing precursor molecules using a supersonic jet of inert gas, researchers have been able to accelerate the fabrication of nanomaterials.

Leaves provided the template for hierarchical porous structures of mixed-metal oxides that act as supports for metal-organic framework crystals.

By utilizing theory and experiment, researchers have managed to improve the performance of liquefied gas electrolytes with lithium-metal anodes.

Gold heterostructures could potentially be used to demonstrate the existence and nature of quantum particles known as Majorana fermions.

Scientists have used a novel bismuth-based, 2D superconductor to experimentally confirm a 23-year-old theory of superconductors.

Researchers have demonstrated previously unknown quantum states of matter that arise in double-layer stacks of graphene.

Researchers have developed a model to explain the disparity in performance between the p-type and n-type forms of thermoelectric materials.

polymer nanocomposites functionalised with nanocrystals control fresh produce deterioration

Placing a topological insulator on a thin superconducting film has revealed a novel form of electron tunneling known as Klein tunneling.

Scientists have discovered that the 2D material platinum diselenide is magnetic, due to irregularities in the arrangement of its atoms.

Using high-throughput computational materials science, scientists have developed a chemical map to guide the exploratory synthesis of nitrides.

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