Metals and alloys news

Researchers have created a nanomaterial catalyst that needs only the power of light to convert ammonia into clean-burning hydrogen fuel.

A novel embroidery technique that utiizes copper wires and polymer coatings offers a low-cost, scalable method for making wearable devices.

Researchers have demonstrated a new technique for directly printing electronic circuits onto curved and corrugated surfaces.

Dendrites can be prevented from travelling between electrodes in a solid-state lithium-metal battery by simply applying mechanical stress.

A new way to guide the self-assembly of a wide range of nanoscale structures, including parapets and aqueducts, uses simple polymers as starting materials.

Researchers have shown that nickel oxide can display responses to brief electrical pulses that are similar to learning.

Researchers have uncovered the dance that goes on between cerium, sulfates and water in a cerium-based flow cell battery.

A new heat treatment can transform the microscopic structure of 3D-printed metals, making them less prone to the deformation process known as creep.

Researchers have discovered a material that can act as a magnetic topological insulator, able to conduct electrons along a ‘quantum highway’.

Using microstratucture engineering, researchers have improved the properties of manganese bismuth, a rare-earth-free magnetic material.

Researchers used various optical techniques to investigate the unusual superconductivity of a recently discovered family of kagome metals.

By shifting the oxidation-reduction potential of a lithium-metal electrode, researchers have enhanced the energy density of lithium-metal batteries.

Scientists have managed to produce a material with the disordered structure of a plastic that conducts electricity more like a metal.

Researchers have shown that introducing intentional flaws to a metallic alloy can be used to make it stronger without affecting its flexibility.

For the first time, researchers formed a rare-earth complex on a gold surface and then rotated it with a scanning tunneling microscope.

Researchers have shown that ruthenium dioxide nanoparticles doped with nickel make a cheap and effective anode catalyst for splitting water.

Researchers have come up with a speedy way to produce an iron-nickel alloy found in meteorites that could replace rare-earth magnets.

A novel composite coating made of the 2D material MXene and vanadium in a polymer solution can absorb and disburse electromagnetic radiation.

A new class of carbide materials is capable of producing tunable plasmonic properties while withstanding incredibly high temperatures.

Researchers have developed a shape-memory material made of ceramic rather than metal, which can operate at much higher temperatures.

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