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Crystalline materials news, November 2017

Scientists report major progress in developing a new type of lithium-ion battery that utilizes cathodes made with so-called ‘disordered’ materials.

Nanoscale patterns in metals known as nanotwins can stabilize defects associated with repetitive strain and limit the build-up of fatigue-related damage.

Cathodes for lithium-ion batteries that contain point defects allow more efficient exchange of lithium ions between the cathode and electrolyte.

Scientists have used cryo-electron microscopy to capture the first atomic-level images of the crystalline dendrites that can grow in batteries.

Scientists have discovered that, contrary to expectations, a material's crystal grains can sometimes slide along a coherent twin boundary.

A metal-organic framework that can conduct electricity could offer an efficient means of storing renewable energy.

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Scientists have created a new method for doping germanium with desired foreign atoms, creating new materials with significantly altered properties.


By inserting positively charged ammonium molecules between the layers, scientists have developed a novel way to make superlattices of 2D materials.


A new technique can ‘sew’ two patches of crystals seamlessly together at the atomic level to create atomically-thin fabrics for use in electronic devices.



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