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Computation and theory news, September 2022

Oxide layers reflect on infrared radiation

A novel nanophotonic material made from oxide layers can control the flow of infrared radiation and withstand high temperatures in air.

Soft metasurface can throw some shapes

Researchers have developed a programmable soft metasurface that can continuously change its shape.

Researchers have developed a new software platform that allows users to upload, analyze and share measurements of surface roughness.

A new design principle can predict whether metallic compounds are likely to host topological states that arise from strong electron interactions.

High-quality cathode material made from sodium

Researchers have created a metal nanoparticle called a 'nanorattle' that can amplify and detect signals from cancer-detecting nanoprobes.

A novel iron pyrite metasurface can transcend the Moss rule, which describes a trade-off between a material’s optical absorption and how it refracts light.

For the first time, researchers have used electron microscopy to observe the unique microstructure of a novel, lead-free ferroelectric material.

Researchers have discovered why friction and wear are reduced when two metal surfaces slide against each other at very high speeds.

Inspired by how termites build their nests, a novel algorithm uses simple rules to design architected materials with unique mechanical properties.

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