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Crystalline materials news, February 2023

Placing a perovskite on a layer of metal or alternating layers of metal and a dielectric material can greatly increase its light-conversion efficiency.

Using a metal-organic framework, researchers have created an engineered wood that gets stronger as it absorbs carbon dioxide.

Sunlight-powered hydrogel that can absorb and clean polluted water

Reseachers have discovered that antiferroelectric thin films become ferroelectric below a certain thickness.

new cermet inspired by the bricks-and-mortar structure of natural nacre demonstrates promising properties for structural load-bearing applications

By growing layers of lithium metal on a lithium-hating surface, researchers have managed to produce fast-charging lithium-metal batteries.

Using molecular beam epitaxy, researchers have managed to deposit a ferroelectric semiconductor as a thin film just 5nm thick.

Researchers have discovered a novel quasiparticle that allows the thermal conductivity of ferroelectric materials to be altered by an electrical stimulus.

Researchers have visualized how the atoms in a perovskite crystal lattice rearrange themselves when a high-energy charge carrier is created in their midst.

Researchers have shown that chemically modifying perovskite solar cells with a dipolar polymer can greatly improve their stability.

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