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Metals and alloys news, April 2017

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Using block copolymers on chemically-patterned templates, scientists have developed a new way to create some of the world's thinnest wires.

Advances in polymerization have enabled their use in cosmetics, drugs, biomedical devices, paints, coatings, adhesives, and microelectronics

Scientists have produced the first fully-functional microprocessor logic devices built from few-atom-thick layered materials.

New research suggests that transition metal dichalcogenides could realize topological superconductivity and provide a platform for quantum computing.

Scientists have fabricated printed transistors consisting entirely of the layered materials graphene, tungsten diselenide and boron nitride.

Gray tin exhibits a novel electronic phase when its crystal structure is strained, making it one of the few examples of a topological Dirac semi-metal.

Using polymer strands that contain a liquid metal alloy, scientists have developed elastic, touch-sensitive fibers.

A new method can select semiconducting carbon nanotubes from a solution and make them self-assemble on a circuit of gold electrodes.

Scientists have found a way to make graphene with fewer wrinkles, and to iron out those wrinkles that do still appear.

‘Fuzzy fibers’ of silicon carbide that act like Velcro can strengthen the composites used in advanced rocket engines.

Gold nanoparticles have helped to reveal how to improve the light-harvesting abilities of a silver nanocatalytic material.

A novel carbon nanotube-based electrocatalyst uses just one hundredth of the amount of platinum generally used in electrocatalysts.

A new form of gallium(II) selenide with a boat-like conformation has a semiconducting band gap that could make it useful in electronic devices.

The thinnest, smoothest layer of silver ever made could find use in touchscreens, optical computing and metamaterial superlenses.

When heated to about 450°C, two-dimensional molybdenum ditelluride 'stripes' unexpectedly turn into one-dimensional 'stars'.

Scientists have shown that films of carbon nanotubes can improve the long term stability of perovskite solar cells.

Cutting edge research at the interface between physics and materials science.

Wide-reaching analysis finds more women in research but physical sciences are lagging behind.

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