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ALS Capabilities Reveal How Like Can Attract Like

Berkeley Lab researchers working at the ALS have observed an unusual pairing that seems to go against a universal scientific truth—that opposite charges attract and like charges repel. The researchers demonstrated that, when hydrated in water, positively charged ions (cations) can actually pair up with one another.

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Twist Solves Bilayer Graphene Mystery

Researchers have discovered a new twist to the story of bilayer graphene, solving a mystery that has held back device development. In stacking graphene monolayers, subtle misalignments create an almost imperceptible twist between the layers that can have surprisingly strong effects on electronic properties.

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High-Pressure MOF Research Yields Structural Insights

Metal-organic frameworks have shown promise in a variety of applications ranging from gas storage to ion exchange. Accurate structural knowledge is key to the understanding of the applicability of these materials; to learn more, researchers used ALS Beamline 11.3.1 to perform in situ, high-pressure, single-crystal x-ray diffraction.

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Ultrafast Transformations in Superionic Nanocrystals

Ultrafast x-ray studies reveal how superionic nanocrystals transform into the conducting phase, with the transformation time set by the speed limit for ions hopping through the lattice. Such materials could be used as solid-state electrolytes for novel batteries or in resistive switching devices.

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