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Crystalline materials news, May 2018

Doping a crystal with a small amount of a different element offers a way to alter the speed and frequencies of natural vibrations known as phonons.

New imaging technique spots defects in quantum dots

Using a novel X-ray scattering technique, researchers have uncovered previously unknown defects in tiny electronic devices called quantum dots.

A combination of experiment and computation helped to create a 2D protein crystal that toggles between states of varying porosity and density.

Scientists have discovered that crystals of the semiconductor zinc sulfide are brittle when exposed to light but flexible when kept in the dark.

A novel iron-based alloy has promising magnetic properties for spintronics applications, provided it’s created in layers less than 200nm thick.

A new type of optical magnetometer, the NV magnetoscope, can map a unique feature of superconductive materials known as the Meissner effect.

The Acta Journals are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Reviewer awards for excellence in reviewing in 2017.

Engineers have discovered that zirconium tritelluride nanoribbons can carry a current density 50 times greater than conventional copper interconnects.

A new algorithm for predicting exotic materials helped to reduce the time needed to develop a thermoelectric material from 15 years to 15 months.

By enforcing a phenomenon called ‘magnetic frustration’, a new osmium-based material could house a quantum spin liquid for use in quantum computing.

Using various analytical techniques, researchers have established how hydrogen bonding plays a key role in the performance of perovskite solar cells.

Salt aids the creation of 2D materials by lowering the energetic barrier that otherwise prevents the component molecules from reacting with each other.

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