Series:Pushing the Limits

At the cutting edge of materials science research, there is a need to fully elicit the functions possessed by pure substances in order to create practical materials and to further enhance these functions. To this end, research has been initiated to control trace foreign elements, vacancies, and interfaces in materials at the extreme level of atoms and electrons.

Below, we follow some of the researchers who are pushing the limits of materials by incorporating new methods of computation, measurement, experimentation, and data science.

Part 1 : Observing Hydrogen

Hydrogen exists all around us. Through rapid advances in means for “observing” hydrogen, we are gradually uncovering the various roles that hydrogen plays in materials.

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