Uncovering hidden local states in a quantum material

Quantum materials display exotic behaviors due to the effects of quantum mechanics, or how matter acts on the very small scale of atoms and subatomic particles. The technologically relevant properties of quantum materials ...

Watching subsurface defects as they move

A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientist and collaborators have demonstrated the first-ever "defect microscope" that can track how populations of defects deep inside macroscopic materials move collectively.

New 2D alloy combines five metals, breaks down carbon dioxide

A two-dimensional alloy material—made from five metals as opposed to the traditional two—has been developed by a collaboration between researchers at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. ...

Stopping the sulfur shuttle for better batteries

As our society and transportation systems become increasingly electrified, scientists worldwide are seeking more efficient and higher capacity storage systems. Researchers at KAUST have made an important contribution by modifying ...