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New compound a crucial step toward revolutionary energy storage
New, original technique predicts and guides the ordered creation of strong, yet flexible, diamond nanothreads, surmounting several existing challenges.
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There wasn’t an even distribution of materials between the outer reaches of the Solar System where the carbonaceous chondrites formed, and the inner Solar System, where we live, new research shows.