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New type of sensor material developed

Hokkaido University scientists have succeeded in developing a nickel complex that changes color and magnetism when exposed to methanol vapor. The new material can potentially be used not only ...

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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The role of single crystals in creating new materials

When it comes to creating new materials, single crystals play an important role in presenting a clearer picture of a material's intrinsic properties. A typical material will be comprised of ...

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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Surprising twist in confined liquid crystals: A simple route to developing new sensors

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have found a material used for decades to color food items ranging from corn chips to ice creams could potentially have uses far beyond food dyes.

Fri 24 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Researchers discover new type of memory effect in transition metal oxides

Transition metal oxides (TMO) are extensively studied, technologically important materials, due to their complex electronic interactions, resulting in a large variety of collective phenomena. ...

Thu 23 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Argon is not the 'dope' for metallic hydrogen

Hydrogen is both the simplest and the most-abundant element in the universe, so studying it can teach scientists about the essence of matter. And yet there are still many hydrogen secrets to ...

Thu 23 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Estimating the glass transition temperature for polymers in 'confined geometries'

Polymers are used for myriad applications today, and perhaps the most important property that dictates which polymer is chosen for a given application is its "glass transition temperature." ...

Tue 21 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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How fullerite becomes harder than diamond

Physicists have simulated the structure of a new material based on fullerite and single crystal diamond to show how this material can obtain ultrahigh hardness. This discovery offers potential ...

Tue 21 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Scientists created nanopowders for the synthesis of new aluminum alloys

The research team of Siberian Federal University, together with the scientists of the Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center of the SB RAS, has developed a method for the synthesis of aluminum alloys, ...

Tue 21 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Molecular scale transporter with a twist, powered by liquid crystal defects

Defects that break the symmetry of otherwise orderly material are called topological defects. In solid crystals, they are called dislocations because they interrupt the regularly structured ...

Mon 20 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Boosting the ability to detect superweak magnetic fields

Each beat of your heart or burst of brain activity relies on tiny electrophysiological currents that generate minuscule ripples in the surrounding magnetic field. These field variations provide ...

Tue 21 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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