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Metals and alloys news, April 2016

Molecules give electrons good vibrations

Molecular electronic plasmonics is bringing together molecular electronics and plasmonics for next generation devices.

Salt crystals can act as a template for the growth of thin sheets of conductive metal oxides that are highly effective at storing energy.

Scientists have invented a metal nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times.

Using a new synthesis approach, scientists have developed a polar metal that possesses both insulating and conducting properties.

A novel metamaterial made of nanoscale structures of gold and magnesium fluoride can radiate heat at specific wavelengths and in specific directions.

Scientists have uncovered the structural similarity between smectic liquid crystals and a crystalline structure of steel known as martensites.

View details about the Fifth International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials, taking place in March 2017.

Ultra-thin ferroelectric films based on hafnium oxide could produce non-volatile memory elements called ferroelectric tunnel junctions.

By using a scanning tunneling microscope to image pairs of electrons in a superconductor, scientists have discovered a new state of electronic matter.

Scientists predict that in certain crystal materials current can only flow through a set of surface channels that resemble an hourglass.

Applying a magnetic field to a novel non-magnetic metal made it conduct 70% more electricity, even though basic physics would have predicted the opposite.

Applying pressure can change the properties of the crystalline materials known as perovskites and how they respond to light.

A new type of amorphous steel alloy possesses a record-breaking ability to withstand an impact without deforming permanently.

Scientists have detected a new state of matter known as a quantum spin liquid in the 2D material ruthenium chloride.

Rediscovered synthesis methods for transition metal dichalcogenides could enable future optical, electronic, and mechanical devices.

Scientists have used computer-based calculations to show that two dimensional boron is a low-temperature superconductor.

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