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Crystalline CHANGE TOPIC

Crystalline materials news, December 2016

The redistribution of energy in quasicrystals takes place as a chain reaction that resembles the forked branches of a lightning strike.

Cutting-edge research synthesizes ultra-hard diamond

Scientists have developed a novel way to synthesize nano-sized Lonsdaleite, hexagonal diamonds that are much harder than regular diamonds.

Record-breaking perovskite solar

Scientists have discovered that step edges in topological crystalline insulators can produce electrically conducting pathways.

Synthesizing cement particles in a variety of shapes, including cubes and spheres, can produce concrete that is less porous and more durable.

New additions to the Materials Today family.

By studying electron spins in an ytterbium crystal, scientists have detected strong signs of a quantum spin liquid appearing at near absolute zero.

First articles, available now.

Researchers have found that the entire surface of molybdenum sulfide can be used as a hydrogen evolution catalyst, not just the edges.

Scientists have developed a luminescent metal-organic framework that can detect and capture heavy metal toxins such as lead and mercury.

Do you qualify for the 2017 Reaxys PhD Prize?

Illuminating photonic crystals with laser light generates patterns that reveal how light beams of different colors bend as they pass through the crystal.

A new perovskite material with unique magnetic properties could be used to build next-generation hard drives.

Professor Allan S. Hoffman wins 2017 Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal.

A low-cost, scalable spray-printing process can fabricate high-quality, isolated organic single crystals on almost any substrate.

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