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Crystalline materials news, November 2015

A new material combines the flexibility of polymer gels with the rigid structure of metal-based clusters.

A new symmetry operation has the potential to speed up the search for new advanced materials.

A novel 'flexo-electric' nanomaterial is able to change shape when an electrical voltage is applied or generate electricity when its shape is changed.

Adding quantum dots made out of iron pyrite to lithium-ion batteries makes them charge quickly over dozens of cycles.

Understanding the properties of methane hydrates.

A new technique called ‘gas adsorption crystallography’ provides a new way to study the process by which MOFs store immense volumes of gases.

Scientists have developed a technique to make titanium stronger without sacrificing any of the metal's ductility.

Scientists have used microscopy and spectroscopy techniques to solve the structure of lithium- and manganese-rich transition metal oxides.

Alloys made from equal amounts of up to four different metallic elements are very effective at withstanding radiation damage.

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