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Crystalline materials news, August 2014

The new graphene? The next big thing in the high-tech world are the two-dimensional semiconductors known as MX2 materials.

By combining plasmonics and optical microresonators, researchers have created a new optical amplifier (or laser) design.

Researchers have created a CMOS-compatible, biomimetic color photodetector that directly responds to red, green and blue light, like a human eye.

The awardees selected from papers published in 2013 in the Acta Journals: Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia, and Acta Biomaterialia are...

Surprising locked charge polarizations that impede performance.

Singapore-based journal records its highest impact factor of 18.432.

Researchers describe their investigations of the fundamental optical properties of a new class of semiconducting materials.

Nitrogen vacancy centers in diamond film.

UCL scientists have discovered a new method to efficiently generate and control currents based on the magnetic nature of electrons.

A multi-institutional team has resolved a long-unanswered question about how two of the world’s most common substances interact.

Notable increases for Elsevier's materials science journals.

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

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

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

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

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Scientists have used cryo-electron microscopy to capture the first atomic-level images of the crystalline dendrites that can grow in batteries.

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