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Crystalline materials news, October 2017

Defects responsible for photoluminescence in little-studied perovskite

Bromine vacancies that trap passing excitons are the source of the strong photoluminescence in a little-studied perovskite.

Nanocrystalline copper can't go flat out

High-resolution study of a nanocrystalline copper surface reveals a pattern of tilted grains creating a landscape of valleys and ridges.

Scientists have unexpectedly discovered ordered, segregation-induced superstructures at general grain boundaries in polycrystalline alloys.

Computer simulations have shown that the molecules in glasses such as amorphous ice can sometimes be arranged in a previously undetected order.

Researchers have reported superconductivity in two kinds of higher titanium oxides prepared in the form of ultrathin films.

Using ultracold atoms, researchers have discovered an intriguing magnetic behavior that could help explain how high-temperature superconductivity works.

Using dynamic atomistic simulations, researchers have resolved every ‘jiggle and wiggle’ of atomic motion that underlies metal strength.

Scientists have uncovered a strategy for using surface tension to grow perovskites into centimeter-scale, highly pure crystals.

By precisely controlling the size and positioning of quantum dots in a superlattice, scientists are able to finely tune its optical properties.

Computer simulations predict that crystallized aluminum with a diamond-like structure would have a lower density than water.

A new study shows that defects in the crystal lattice of insulating metal oxides could be key to their use in a variety of high-tech applications.

Glycol ethers can significantly improve the structure and alignment of perovskite grains in the thin films used in solar cells.

Using light and humidity to heal the defects in perovskites for solar cells.

A thin layer of oxidation on graphene-wrapped magnesium nanoparticles can enhance rather than hinder their hydrogen storage.

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