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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.

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.

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.

Jan 8th, 2016

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