The shock of the blast created the right conditions for the elusive structures.
Scientists have crushed the quest for room temperature superconductors, but only at ridiculously high pressures.
As the mother-of-pearl in the inner layer of the shell forms, initial defects attract and eventually annihilate each other.
Research suggests crystals form in cooling magma at an astonishingly rapid rate.
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.
New research reveals the physics behind the darkening of yellow pigments in old paintings.
Researchers use machine learning to speed up the trial-and-error search for new materials that can conduct electricity without resistance.
New imaging technique could help study the structure of viruses and proteins and the deformation of materials during high speed collisions.
Defects in crystals may be useful for designing spintronic devices, which use the magnetic properties of electrons for processing information.
Researchers figure out how to cheaply grow large shape memory alloy crystals.
French scientists have created a material with convention-defying magnetic properties.
Scientists have learned how to measure the relationship between superconductivity and vibrating electrons.