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Crystalline CHANGE TOPIC

Crystalline materials news, September 2020

Researchers have found that aluminum nanoparticles with sharper corners are better able to utilize light to catalyze chemical reactions.

Making multiferrorics magnetizable with a titanium dopant

A novel framework for identifying and assessing the spin textures of crystalline materials could help develop low-energy computing technology.

Researchers have discovered that a small change in the direction of the magnetic field in a symmetrical crystal can alter its electrical polarization.

Researchers have demonstrated on computer a novel color-coding system for getting DNA to self-assemble into desired nanostructures.

Small imperfections in the lenses used to focus electron microscope beams can lead to the crystal phases in 2D materials being misidentified.

A novel optical detection system may have shown that grain boundaries are no barrier for thermoelectrical materials, but they still can't take the strain.

Researchers have uncovered the atomic mechanism that makes tin-based thermoelectric materials incredibly efficient at high temperatures.

Atoms in 2D tantalum disulfide arrange themselves into six-pointed stars that can be manipulated by light, thus altering the material's refractive index.

Disordered rocksalt made of lithium, vanadium and oxygen makes a safe, powerful. long-lasting anode material for lithium-ion batteries.

Adding a layer of a noble metal to the surface of a semiconducting crystal changes its structure and gives it completely novel electric properties.

For the first time, scientists created two 'time crystals' in superfluid helium-3, and observed them interacting and exchanging constituent particles.

Researchers have discovered that the clubs used by mantis shrimp have a uniquely designed nanoparticle coating that absorbs and dissipates energy.

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