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Metals and alloys news, June 2016

A lightweight sunshield has been developed to protect the mirrors and instruments aboard the James Webb Space Telescope from solar radiation.

First field-effect transistor made from solution processed colloidal nanoparticles.

New copper nanoparticle/graphene catalyst can transform carbon dioxide into useful hydrocarbons with high temperatures and pressures.

Two-dimensional sheets of boron one atom thick have unique electronic properties.

Scientists have made ultra-thin solar cells from gallium arsenide that are flexible enough to wrap around the average pencil.

Novel combinatorial libraries of nanoparticles can allow the rapid screening of millions of different nanoparticles for specific properties.

Charge density waves induced at the interfaces between layers of ferromagnetic and superconducting materials extend deeply into superconducting regions.

Researchers have discovered previously unknown features of titanium dioxide that could reveal why it is such an effective photocatalyst.

Scientists have uncovered a unifying connection between seemingly unrelated materials that exhibit extreme magnetoresistance.

Using a supercomputer, scientists have managed to produce an accurate model showing how superconductivity develops in cuprates.

Researchers have discovered that a gold nanocluster can exist in two different atomic arrangements, or polymorphs.

Scientists have developed a novel tri-layer metasurface solar absorber comprising a layer of amorphous carbon sandwiched between thin gold films.

Scientists have created complex 2D and 3D structures, including a cube and a prism, made from DNA and nanoparticles.

Scientists have discovered a unique copper-silver nanoparticle with a structure that resembles a traditional Japanese glass fishing float.

Read about the event at IMDEA Materials Institute, Madrid, Spain, which will honor Professor Subra Suresh.

Researchers have discovered a metal-organic framework that can capture xenon and krypton as part of nuclear fuel recycling.

By electroplating a nanofiber polymer mat, scientists have produced an ultrathin film that is both transparent and highly conductive.

Neutron and X-ray studies have revealed that an elusive massless particle known as a Weyl fermion could exist in an osmium-based material.

Scientists have unexpectedly found that pulling a multi-layered fiber causes the core material to break into many equal-sized pieces.

By incorporating tiny clusters of silver atoms into zeolite pores, scientists have produced a novel and efficient phosphorescent material.

A highly flexible OLED with excellent efficiency uses graphene as a transparent electrode between layers of titanium dioxide and a conducting polymer.

New aluminum-cerium alloys are not just easy to work with and heat tolerant, but could also boost US production of rare earth elements.

The orbital movement of electrons, rather than electron spin, is the driving force behind the strong magnetism of a metallic material.

Engineers from North Carolina State University, have developed a simple route to fabricating metallic wires at room temperature

A novel ionic liquid can transform into a solid polymer when exposed to light and then return to liquid form when heated.

A new material comprising alternating layers of molybdenum boride and aluminum can form its own corrosion-resistant coating.

A high-entropy steel alloy that can switch between two crystal structures is both strong and ductile.

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