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High-quality lead-free films based on double perovskites with useful photovoltaic properties.

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

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.

Scientists have witnessed exotic superconductivity in the material ytterbium-bismuth-platinum that relies on highly unusual electron interactions.

Gold nanoparticles are remarkably robust when exposed to very high temperatures, but their atomic structures tend to fluctuate.

Constant illumination relaxes the crystal lattice of a perovskite material, making it more efficient at collecting sunlight and converting it to energy.

Scientists have developed the first technique able to meld ions from up to eight different elements to form high entropy alloyed nanoparticles.

Scientists have discovered that a barium-iron-arsenic superconductor changes its magnetic properties when put under mechanical strain.

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.

Using an array of circuit boards, scientists have produced a ‘human scale’ analogue of a new phase of matter known as quadrupole topological insulators.

“Self-selection” method for growing large single-crystal-like graphene films.

Theory has guided the development of a new piezeoelectric material with twice the piezo response of any existing commercial ferroelectric ceramics.

A new chemical vapor deposition method can produce single-crystal-like graphene films by supplying hydrocarbon molecules to the edge of the growing film.

Scientists have created a new method for doping germanium with desired foreign atoms, creating new materials with significantly altered properties.

By inserting positively charged ammonium molecules between the layers, scientists have developed a novel way to make superlattices of 2D materials.

A new technique can ‘sew’ two patches of crystals seamlessly together at the atomic level to create atomically-thin fabrics for use in electronic devices.

Uranium mineral more complex than any other.

Adding a small molecule to act as an electron donor and enhance the absorption of the active layer can improve the efficiency of an organic solar cell.

Understanding why a 2D material grown on a sapphire substrate had worse properties than predicted has allowed scientists to improve those properties.

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