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Electrical fields can alter properties of nanomaterials

Scientists determined that the electric field is responsible for alterating the fracture toughness of nanomaterials, which are used in state-of-the-art electronic devices. It is the first observed evidence that the electric field changes the fracture toughness at a nanometer scale.

Posted: Jan 8th, 2016

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Atomic moves revealed by ultrabright electron pulses

Researchers used an ultrabright and ultrashort electron source to study the crystal structure of a platinum compound that comes from a family of materials with the ability to switch between insulating, metallic and superconducting states.

Posted: Jan 8th, 2016

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Visualising atoms of perovskite crystals

Organic-inorganic perovskite materials are key components of the new generation of solar cells. Understanding properties of these materials is important for improving lifetime and quality of solar cells.

Posted: Jan 8th, 2016

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