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Scientists suggest a new method for synthesizing a promising magnetic material

Scientists from Siberian Federal University (SFU) and the Russian Academy of Sciences have used a new method for synthesizing iron-dysprosium garnet. Magnetic materials of this class are used ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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Scientists discover material ideal for smart photovoltaic windows

Smart windows that are transparent when it's dark or cool but automatically darken when the sun is too bright are increasingly popular energy-saving devices. But imagine that when the window ...

Mon 22 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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Taking control at the junction

Fine tuning the composition of nitride alloys can further the development of optical and electronic interface devices.

Mon 22 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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Charge order and electron localization in a molecule-based solid

Charge ordering in mixed-valence compounds, which usually contain positively charged cations in more than one formal charge state, is of crucial importance for materials science. Many functional ...

Fri 19 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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Researchers find first evidence of sub-Saharan Africa glassmaking

Scholars from Rice University, University College London and the Field Museum have found the first direct evidence that glass was produced in sub-Saharan Africa centuries before the arrival ...

Thu 18 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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Using electricity to switch magnetism

At TU Wien, researchers have taken a major step toward linking electrical and magnetic material properties, which is crucial for possible applications in electronics.

Wed 17 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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Scientists develop a new material for manipulating molecules

A scientist at the University of Crdoba, working with an international research team, has created a new porous single-crystal material that could have many applications in nanotechnology and ...

Thu 18 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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Pigments in oil paintings linked to artwork degradation

Experts have long known that as oil paintings age, soaps can form within the paint, degrading the appearance of the artworks. The process significantly complicates the preservation of oil paintingsand ...

Wed 17 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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International study identifies the process of rock formation by meteor strikes or nuclear blasts

Coesite is a polymorph of silica that only forms under extremely high pressure10,000 times more, on average, than normal atmospheric pressure. The presence of coesite indicates either that ...

Wed 17 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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Study: Pulsating dissolution found in crystals

When German researchers examined time-lapse images of dissolving crystals at the nanoscale, they found a surprise: Dissolution happened in pulses, marked by waves that spread just like ripples ...

Wed 17 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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