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Scientists Discover Novel Way to Remove Defects in Materials


October 1, 2012

 colloidal beads assembled on a liquid droplet In a paper just published in Nature Materials, a team of researchers that includes William T.M. Irvine, assistant professor in physics at the University of Chicago, has succeeded in creating a defect in the structure of a single-layered crystal by simply inserting an extra particle, and then watching as the crystal "heals" itself. Full Story

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