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Metals and alloys news

Circularly polarized light delivered at a particular angle to C-shaped gold nanoparticles produced a plasmonic response unlike any discovered before.

Multiferroics and topological materials have produced a new energy-efficient transistor called a magneto-electric spin-orbit (MESO) device.

Researchers have accomplished the first detailed high-speed imaging and analysis of the process that occurs when a microparticle impacts a surface.

bridging the gaps between aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes with metal atoms boosts electrical conductivity in a new direction

Nanoantibiotics could provide new ways of treating drug-resistant 'superbugs' and reducing the amounts of traditional antibiotics used

A novel thin-film material can rapidly transition from an electricity-transmitting metal to an insulator without changing its atomic structure.

By using multicomponent intermetallic nanoparticles, scientists have developed new high-strength alloys that are both strong and flexible.

A novel X-ray analysis technique has revealed the mechanisms behind resistance at the electrode-electrolyte interface in all-solid-state batteries.

A new class of carbides containing five different metallic elements are predicted to be among the hardest materials with the highest melting points.

Using a specific combination of heating and cooling, researchers have created superalloys that are much more resistant to heat-related failures.

Find out the recipients of the 2018 Extreme Mechanics Letters Young Investigator Award.

A 3D, cross-linked polymer sponge that attaches to the anode in lithium metal batteries can help prevent the formation of dendrites.

Congratulations to Prof M Stanley Whittingham.

Hydrogen ions controlled by an electric voltage can be used to change the magnetic properties of a magnetic layer in a spintronics device.

A new electron microscopy technique can reveal how nanomaterials change in response to illumination with different wavelengths of light.

Scientists have used a process called ball-milling to help create 3D heterostructures from various 2D transition metal dichalcogenides.

A sandwich structure made from aluminum oxide, termed nanocardboard, is stiff, light, thermally insulating and even able to levitate.

A new metal-organic framework can simultaneously produce hydrogen and clean pollutants from water when irradiated with visible light.

Varying the spacing between twin boundaries can dramatically improve a metal's strength and the extent to which it strengthens when deformed.

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