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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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Borophene could be the first pure two-dimensional material able to emit visible and near-infrared light by activating its plasmons.

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A novel material synthesis method uses a stream of protons to shoot ions from a source material into a host material.

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A novel epitaxy method that incorporates van der Waals’ forces is able to grow thin films of the semiconductor germanium on mica.

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Scientists have discovered why the two best methods for probing the electronic states of topological insulators produce different results.

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