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Metals and alloys news, February 2017

A novel metamaterial film can cool objects by reflecting incoming solar energy while also allowing the surface to shed its own heat.

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Live webinar - March 7th, 9 - 10 AM GMT – The nuts & bolts of Peer Review: a discussion by Biomaterials Editors Professors Pandit and Yu.

Researchers have shown experimentally how a unique form of magnetism arises in an odd class of materials called Mott insulators.

Scientists have found a way to produce and measure the properties of a single, three-atom-thick layer of tungsten ditelluride.

Mapping nanoparticles atom by atom.

Researchers have discovered a ceramic material that contracts on heating by more than twice the previous record-holding material.

Hear from Enrique Lavernia and Fei Chen at our Reviewer workshop at TMS 2017.

A new 3D printing method can produce materials with independently tunable macro-and microscale porosity using a ceramic foam ink.

Researchers have built and trained machine learning algorithms that can accurately predict defect behavior in intermetallic compounds.

Adding two different additives to the same polymer semiconductor offers a simple way to modify its electrical properties.

By utilizing a novel nanoparticle-based design to tune surface plasmon resonance, engineers have created a thin, flexible, light-absorbing material.

Unexpectedly, scientists have discovered that electrons in metallic vanadium dioxide can conduct electricity without conducting heat.

Physicists have mapped the coordinates of more than 23,000 individual atoms in an iron-platinum nanoparticle to reveal the material's defects.

Synthetic nanoparticles can achieve the same level of structural complexity, hierarchy and accuracy as biomolecules such as proteins.

New synthesis mechanism transforms bulk metal alloys directly into nanowires.

Using symmetry and topology, scientists have described a new class of metals with exotic electronic properties.

With the help of a cuprate superconductor, scientists have revealed the innate, but previously hidden, ability of graphene to act as a superconductor.

Scientists have developed a simple, inexpensive technique for producing oxide nanowires directly from bulk powders at ambient conditions.

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