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Crystalline materials news, September 2016

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Scientists have discovered why perovskites make such effective solar cell materials, which could lead to the development of even better materials.

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Using artificial intelligence, chemists have computed the characteristics of about two million crystals made up of four chemical elements.

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Scientists have synthesized nanometer-sized cage molecules that can be used to transport charge in proton exchange membranes.

Researchers have created the world’s largest database of elemental crystal surfaces and shapes to date, dubbed Crystalium.

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Scientists have discovered that electron anions can reduce the temperature at which mayenite changes from a crystal to a glass.

By sandwiching gallium and nitrogen atoms between layers of graphene and silicon carbide, scientists have produced 2D gallium nitride.

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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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