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Crystalline materials news, July 2017

New technique improves perovskite solar cells

Meniscus-assisted technique could lead to high efficiency perovskite films.

Submissions are being accepted for the 2018 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Researchers in Developing Countries.

Scientists have created the first machine learning method for predicting the properties of new metals, ceramics and other crystalline materials.

Find out who will receive one of the 2016 Acta student awards.

A new ‘controlled spalling’ layer transfer technique can derive thin films from superconducting gallium nitride crystals.

A new low-temperature solution printing technique can fabricate high-efficiency perovskite solar cells with large crystals.

Scientists have found evidence for a new type of electron pairing that may broaden the search for new high-temperature superconductors.

A combination of experimental and theoretical methods has revealed evidence of superconductivity on ultrathin lithium titanate films.

Molecular cages - metal-organic polyhedra (MOPs).

Scientists have produced the most detailed study yet of the thermal effects of semiconducting metal-nitride nanowires.

Scientists have enhanced the strength and temperature resistance of a transition metal disilicide alloy by adding two new metals.

Halide perovskite semiconductors can emit multiple, bright colors from a single nanowire at resolutions as small as 500nm.

Scientists have created a novel 2D material in which electrons travel in one direction with one type of spin, which could be useful for spintronics.

Scientists have found that amorphous regions of a polymer film can transport ions, while crystalline regions are better at conducting electrons.

A novel nickel oxide compound is an unconventional but promising candidate material for high-temperature superconductivity.

A new way to create extremely thin electrically conducting sheets within crystals could lead to reconfigurable electronic circuits.

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