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Metals and alloys news

A new film made of gold nanoparticles can change color in response to any type of movement, including bending or twisting.

How to boost the tin in your GeSn semiconductor alloys

new reaction process uses light to trigger the growth of polymer layers on a metal nanoparticle

Researchers have developed a theoretical foundation and computational tools for accurately predicting the spin dynamics of any material.

A novel silicon-ion battery with a layered metal oxide cathode and a liquid electrolyte works as well as some lithium-ion batteries.

Inspired by the Japanese art of paper cutting, engineers have designed a friction-boosting material that could be used to coat the bottom of shoes.

Applying a magnetic field to small particles of nickel suspended at the surface of water causes them to assemble into a novel active material.

By inserting metal atoms between transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers, researchers have created a whole new library of 2D materials.

A felt of nickel microfibers has the optimum combination of surface area and bubble release for producing hydrogen via electrolysis.

Researchers have discovered that carbon atoms in the ceramic material silicon carbide collect at grain boundaries when it is exposed to radiation.

The transport of electronic charge in a strontium ruthenate superconductor breaks the rotational symmetry of the underlying crystal lattice.

A novel heat treatment with an organic group can enhance the stability of tin halide perovskite solar cells by preventing tin oxidation.

A novel polymer compound embedded with bismuth trioxide particles holds tremendous promise as a lightweight radiation shielding material.

New class of materials based on liquid metal lattices

Researchers have found that dipping polymeric membranes in tannic acid allows their surface to be coated by atomic layer deposition.

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