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Metals and alloys news, March 2016

A new hybrid material featuring a combination of rigid metal and soft, porous rubber foam can be either stiff or elastic as required.

European Commission EUR 3 million challenge for materials solutions to reduce concentration of particulates in urban areas

By coating transparent elastomers with silver nanowires, scientists have developed a novel technique for quickly changing the opacity of a window.

The performance of metal hydride fuel cells can be improved using magnesium oxide nanocrystals coated with graphene oxide.

Wrapping graphene in a specially prepared polymer produces an effective support for gold nanoparticle catalysts for fuel cells.

A composite of a MOF and the iron-containing molecule ferrocene can separate oxygen from other gases.

Scientists have used a helium ion microscope to control the conductivity and distribution of ferroelectric domains on a 2D material.

A new flexible, stretchable and tunable ‘meta-skin’ uses rows of small, liquid-metal devices to cloak an object from radar.

By combining microscopy and theoretical calculations, scientists have studied the properties of a promising next-generation energy storage material.

Adding a tiny quantity of carbon nanotubes to metals such as aluminum can dramatically reduce the embrittlement caused by radiation.

New flexible conductive tracks made from a liquid metal alloy can be stretched up to four times their original length in all directions.

A new surface for controlling infrared plasmons could form the basis for faster, more efficient ways of transmitting massive amounts of data.

Using everyday materials like paper and foil, engineers have developed a low-cost sensor that can detect external stimuli.

Scientists have found a way to fabricate a novel 2D heterojunction by bringing together graphene and gallium selenide.

By depositing tiny titanium oxide crystals on a rubber-like material, scientists have developed a novel device for manipulating light.

Scientists have zoomed in on the quantum phase transition that could explain why copper oxides are high-temperature superconductors.

Scientists have come up with a way to increase the conductivity of two novel electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries.

See your image on the cover of Nano Today in 2016.

A one-atom-thick layer of tin monoxide is the first stable P-type 2D semiconducting material ever discovered.

Scientists have developed a way to fabricate atomically-precise two-dimensional superstructures out of the nanocrystals known as quantum dots.

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