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Crystalline materials news, December 2019

A study into the synthesis of cathode materials for high-energy lithium-ion batteries has unexpectedly revealed why these materials degrade during use.

Defects in the crystalline lattice of lithium-ion battery cathodes can speed up the rate of charge and discharge by forcing lithium ions to take detours.

Using a novel detwinning technique, researchers have been able to produce a map of the electronic states in the superconductor iron selenide.

Using an electron microscope, researchers have, for the first time, seen atomic scale defects that dictate the properties of a promising semiconductor.

A novel design strategy for identifying new materials exhibiting a metal-insulator transition has led to the discovery of molybdenum oxynitride.

Researchers have developed a new copper-titanium alloy for 3D printing that is much less prone to cracking or distortion than other titanium alloys.

Lab-grown mini-tumours with a network of functioning blood vessels will assist understanding of cancer and drug testing

chemical compounds based on thorium and hydrogen conduct electricity without resistance at relatively high temperatures

A 1% bend in an organic semiconductor based on single crystals of the hydrocarbon rubrene can roughly double the speed of electrons flowing through it.

By encapsulating perovskite nanocrystals in both silica and plastic hairs, researchers have enhanced their ability to withstand moisture.

Cobalt-doped molybdenum disulfide grown on a carbon cloth makes an effective catalyst for converting dinitrogen into ammonia.

By placing silver nanocubes on a thin layer of gold above a pyroelectric material, researchers have created a new multispectral photodetector.

German Research Foundation honours Dr. Baptiste Gault with Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award

By adding cobalt impurities, researchers have observed a surprising quantum effect in a high-temperature iron-containing superconductor.

'Designer substrates' produced by exposing silicon to phosphine gas offer a quick and inexpensive way to synthesize high quality 2D crystals.

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