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Metals and alloys news, January 2016

The electric fields that form at the interface between metals and semiconductors can alter their mechanical properties.

The empty spaces that form between nanoparticles in self-assembling clusters can act as nanoflasks for speeding up chemical reactions.

Studying a high-entropy alloy with transmission electron microscopy has revealed several mechanisms that make it both very tough and strong.

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A novel type of transparent electrode for use in touchscreens comprises a grid of gold or silver ‘nanowalls’ on a glass surface.

Copper alloy nanoparticles can be used to produce affordable conductive inks with high oxidation resistance.

Depositing organic polymers on a metal substrate offers a new way to fabricate atomically-controlled carbon nanostructures.

A new way to produce solid-state lithium-ion batteries involves melting the solid electrolyte and then coating it onto the battery electrodes.

Boron nitride nanotubes produce strong polymer composites than carbon nanotubes.

Using chains of magnetic nanoparticles to manipulate elastic polymers in three dimensions, scientists have produced novel soft robots.

Simple synthesis strategy could enable carbon nanomaterials to retain their unique properties in three-dimensions.

two innovations could overcome the limitations of carbon nanotube transistors

A novel metamaterial can manipulate acoustic waves at more than double the resolution currently possible for acoustic imaging.

Thin films of correlated metals such as strontium vanadate are both highly transparent and electrically conductive.

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