AIM Research

The latest in research from the World Premier International Advanced Institute for Materials Research (WPI-AIMR) at Tohoku University, Japan—an innovative, interdisciplinary research center for materials science.

Apr 27, 2015new this month

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Heterojunctions: Superhard interfaces with ‘super’ states

Published in Nature Communications

By joining two superhard materials, AIMR researchers show that the resulting composite is more than the sum of its parts

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Solid electrolytes: Sodium-based high performer

Published in Advanced Materials

A new sodium-based material with an excellent ion conductivity is a promising cheap alternative to lithium-based electrolytes

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Iron-based superconductors: Enigmatic phase implicated in superconductivity

Published in Physical Review Letters

An unusual phase known as the nematic phase appears to be responsible for the superconductivity of iron selenide

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