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Metals and alloys news, October 2015

A new technique called cyclic healing uses repetitive, gentle stretching to eliminate pre-existing defects in nanoscale metal crystals.

Scientists have discovered why silver electrodes in perovskite solar cells are prone to corrosion.

A new anti-fouling coating for steel can make it stronger, safer and more durable.

A novel dielectric film has a similar refractive index to air but is strong enough to be incorporated into electronic and photonic devices.

simple surface treatment for metallic biomedical implants could deter the bacteria that cause infections and complications after surgery

Dispersing individual platinum atoms on a copper surface can produce a highly effective hydrogenation catalyst.

Using a new concept for designing catalysts, scientists have developed a more effective platinum-based catalyst for fuel cells.

A new initiative is looking to develop entropy-stabilized alloys able to withstand extremely high temperatures.

Bimetallic catalysts don't always need a core-shell structure but can be produced by covering the core in distinct patches of metal.

A new edition of ASM Handbook, Volume 7: Powder Metallurgy has been released by the MPIF.

A newly-developed fabrication method can produce large perovskite solar cells with a 15% energy conversion efficiency.

Tungsten selenide and sulfide monolayers by modified CVD

Scientists have created the first entropy-stabilized alloy that incorporates oxides.

Materials Today now invites researchers to propose projects that fit within the scope of the Grand Challenge.

A magnetoelastic alloy consisting of iron doped with the metal gallium could form the basis for wireless impact detectors.

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