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Nanocrystals in a Liquid Droplet ‘Squeezed’ Into a Solid-Like State – and Back Again

August 8, 2018

Simple chemical technique transforms crystal mixture where 2 liquids meet. Nanocrystals within a liquid droplet that is injected…
Study looks to ice for fabricating useful porous materials

May 3, 2017

Discovering a way to harness ice recrystallization could enable fabrication of highly efficient materials for a range of…
Unusual crystallization behavior of granular matter

October 14, 2015

Researchers at the University of Tokyo examining crystallization of granular matter typified by wheat flour or medicinal powders…
Low-cost wafers for solar cells

October 4, 2015

Silicon wafers are the heart of solar cells. However, manufacturing them is not cheap. Over 50 percent of…
Light it up: Materials crystallize with surprising properties

May 19, 2015

Think about your favorite toys as a child. Did they light up or make funny noises when you…
CLAIRE Brings Electron Microscopy to Soft Materials

May 15, 2015

Soft matter encompasses a broad swath of materials, including liquids, polymers, gels, foam and – most importantly –…
Crystal clear: crystal breeding factory uncovered

April 15, 2015

A breakthrough in understanding the way in which crystals develop will have a major impact for the pharmaceutical,…
Artificial crystal: Magnetism in World Cup fever

April 2, 2015

It is a situation familiar from one’s own living environment: relations between neighbours can be intense, yet also…
DNA does design: 3D plasmonic photonic crystals are the first devices prepared by DNA-guided colloidal crystallization

January 15, 2015

As biotechnology and nanotechnology continue to merge, DNA-programmable methods have emerged as a way to provide unprecedented control…
Research shows benefits of crystallization

April 22, 2014

Stanford scientists help create a novel way to do time-lapse studies of crystallization that will lead to more…
Liquid Crystal Turns Water Droplets Into ‘Gemstones’

January 21, 2014

Liquid crystals are remarkable materials that combine the optical properties of crystalline solids with the flow properties of…
Magnetic charge crystals imaged in artificial spin ice

August 29, 2013

A team of scientists, led by University of Illinois physicist Peter Schiffer, has reported direct visualization of magnetic charge…
Scientists reveal structure of a supercooled liquid

July 9, 2013

If a liquid metal alloy is cooled slowly it will eventually form a solid phase. Before it solidifies,…
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