Two new studies from the Indian Institute of Bombay (IIT Bombay), Mumbai, show the importance of defects in the arrangement of atoms in a crystal, called dislocations, in shaping the physical properties of metallic alloys.

Prathap Nair

Prathap Nair is an independent journalist whose work has appeared in various Indian and international publications. He writes feature stories on environment - particularly air pollution and sustainability. His features also often explore the intersection of travel and food. He is particularly keen on writing about agro-biodiversity and climate change and how it changes people’s lives. He has a deep interest in solutions journalism, which he believes is a proactive way to counter the world’s existential problems. He is currently based in Stuttgart, Germany from where he reports.

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