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Crystalline materials news, May 2017

Extraordinary properties of the semiconductor strontium niobate could potentially lead to novel electronic devices and photocatalytic materials.

Filling the gaps to stabilize perovskites

Filling the iodide defects to stabilize perovskites

A new design strategy provides a highly general framework that can be applied to the self-assembly of crystalline or fluid materials.

ptychographic X-ray computed tomography uses X-rays instead of light or electrons to examine samples non-destructively

Two new discoveries provide a way to ‘stencil’ 2D materials in precise locations and overcome a barrier to their use in next-generation electronics.

Scientists have succeeded in making the first chiral molecular sieves for distinguishing left- and right-handed versions of molecules.

Using a novel analytical method, scientists have discovered that a 2D crystal of chromium germanium telluride possesses intrinsic ferromagnetism.

There will be four awards of $2,000 each for Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia and Acta Biomaterialia.

A new model can account for irregularities in how atoms in materials such as metals arrange themselves at so-called ‘grain boundaries’.

Scientists have discovered the first three-dimensional quantum liquid crystal, which could lead to advances in spintronics and quantum computing.

Scientists have used graphene to transfer intricate crystalline patterns from an underlying semiconductor wafer to a top layer of identical material.

Using simplified proteins known as peptoids, scientists have discovered that a minor change in structure can alter the crystallization pathway.

Molecular crystal lattice made up of fullerene molecules called fullerite has outstanding stiffness and hardness.

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