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Metals and alloys news, September 2016

Scientists have discovered why perovskites make such effective solar cell materials, which could lead to the development of even better materials.

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Researchers have managed to create a new room-temperature multiferroic by combining two non-multiferroic materials.

3D printing of biodegradable metal scaffolds can be tailored to fit patient’s needs for face and head bone repairs

Using cellulose and polymers, scientists have developed a new strategy for crafting nanorods from a wide range of precursor materials.

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Researchers have created the world’s largest database of elemental crystal surfaces and shapes to date, dubbed Crystalium.

Scientists have developed a method for allowing materials to self-heal cracks at temperatures well below freezing.

Scientists have discovered an inorganic semiconductor with a double helix structure that makes it highly flexible.

For the first time, scientists have used a scanning transmission electron microscope to directly write tiny patterns in metallic ‘ink’.

Scientists have developed a novel etching process that can allow metals such as aluminum, titanium or zinc to bond with nearly any other material.

Scientists have discovered that a critical length scale marks the transition between a zero-dimensional quantum dot and a one-dimensional nanowire.

Using electron microscopy, scientists have uncovered the first atomic scale evidence for strain-induced ferroelectricity in a layered oxide.

Samarium nickelate can be electrically tuned between a transparent and an opaque state over an unprecedentedly broad spectrum range.

Scientists have discovered that electron anions can reduce the temperature at which mayenite changes from a crystal to a glass.

By sandwiching gallium and nitrogen atoms between layers of graphene and silicon carbide, scientists have produced 2D gallium nitride.

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