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Crystalline CHANGE TOPIC

Crystalline materials news, October 2015

A new technique called cyclic healing uses repetitive, gentle stretching to eliminate pre-existing defects in nanoscale metal crystals.

simple surface treatment for metallic biomedical implants could deter the bacteria that cause infections and complications after surgery

Scientists have experimentally confirmed that black phosphorous nanoribbons have a strong in-plane anisotropy in thermal conductivity.

A new initiative is looking to develop entropy-stabilized alloys able to withstand extremely high temperatures.

improving solar cells performance by cooling in sunlight

A newly-developed fabrication method can produce large perovskite solar cells with a 15% energy conversion efficiency.

Scientists have measured the behavior of individual atoms in dielectric materials when exposed to an electric field.

Scientists have created the first entropy-stabilized alloy that incorporates oxides.

Materials Today now invites researchers to propose projects that fit within the scope of the Grand Challenge.

Atomically thin sheets of hybrid perovskites represent the first 2D semiconductors made from ionic materials.

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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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