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Metals and alloys news, November 2016

Using a database of materials, scientists have quantified the thermodynamic scale of metastability for almost 30,000 known materials.

Scientists have come up with a new way to produce two-dimensional nanomaterials by dissolving layered materials in liquids.

Scientists have used photonic technology to produce lightweight and ultra-resistant coatings in any desired color.

Carbon nanotubes promise electronic devices of the future that could outperform Si and GaAs technologies.

high-strength, creep resistant nanocrystalline Cu-Ta alloy could improve turbine engine efficiency and reduce carbon footprint

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By using a very hot pressing temperature, scientists have created a novel thermoelectric material with an unusually high power factor.

3D printed magnets offer cheaper and environmentally friendly approach.

Using a novel nanomechanical platform, scientists have discovered that the 2D material molybdenum diselenide is far more brittle than graphene.

Researchers have developed a novel magnetic material that can be applied to any surface to repel ice.

By finding a way to sandwich two types of perovskite into a single photovoltaic cell, scientists have achieved a conversion efficiency of 21.7%.

Using a gold metasurface, scientists have fabricated the first semiconductor-free, optically-controlled microelectronic device.

A new method uses graphene templates to make ultrathin metal oxide sheets containing intricate wrinkle and crumple patterns.

Fluctuations in the amount of a particular precursor in a two-dimensional alloy can influence the ordering of the atoms of the other components.

Engineers have developed a magnetic ink that can be used to make self-healing batteries, electrochemical sensors and textile-based circuits.

Permanent magnets produced by additive manufacturing can outperform magnets made using traditional techniques while conserving critical materials.

Researchers have smashed silver microcubes at high speeds to see how deforming their crystalline structures could make them stronger and tougher.

Using alternating layers of an antiferromagnet, researchers have produced a topological insulator that can work at higher temperatures.

A new method for taking advantage of assembled interfaces can induce superconductivity in non-superconducting materials.

A monolayer of tungsten diselenide can emit a pair of photons at a time, making it useful for sending secure communications and acting as a novel laser.

The University at Buffalo's new Materials Data Engineering Laboratory will conduct materials modeling and simulations using visual data.

By capturing both high- and low-energy photons, a new perovskite tandem solar cell has achieved a power conversion efficiency of 20.3%.

A new computational method can efficiently identify the best metal-organic frameworks for capturing carbon dioxide emissions.

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Extraction of heavy metal contaminants from soil by Arabidopsis halleri

Nano-features similar to leaf veins improves electrodes

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