Condensed matter

The hydrogen compound requires extremely high pressure to maintain its extraordinary properties.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
By overlapping materials with periodic properties, scientists can detect features otherwise too small to be seen directly.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Super high-pressure experiments take science to extremes.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Defects in crystals may be useful for designing spintronic devices, which use the magnetic properties of electrons for processing information.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
The technique could help scientists better understand why certain materials have the properties they do.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Scientists have just found out that zinc sulfide, a relatively common semiconductor material, becomes pliable when kept in the dark.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Researchers use machine learning to solve the long standing “sign problem” in computational physics.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Before learning what can be done with graphene, we need to know what can be done to graphene.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Researchers use computer simulations to learn how water forms different kinds of ice.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Researchers create safer batteries with perforations that prevent full-scale failures.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Two experiments test a 50-year-old theory on particles that move in a straight line.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Researchers figure out how to cheaply grow large shape memory alloy crystals.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer