Crystallography

Research suggests crystals form in cooling magma at an astonishingly rapid rate.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
Franklin, who was born 100 years ago, played a key role in the discovery of the structure of DNA. But her full story is much richer.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
New research reveals the physics behind the darkening of yellow pigments in old paintings.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Researchers use machine learning to speed up the trial-and-error search for new materials that can conduct electricity without resistance.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
New imaging technique could help study the structure of viruses and proteins and the deformation of materials during high speed collisions.
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
Researchers figure out how to cheaply grow large shape memory alloy crystals.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
French scientists have created a material with convention-defying magnetic properties.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Scientists have learned how to measure the relationship between superconductivity and vibrating electrons.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer