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Metals and alloys news, August 2018

New platinum-gold alloy most wear-resistant in the world

A novel platinum-gold alloy, 100 times more durable than high-strength steel, is believed to be the most wear-resistant metal in the world.

Layered 2D heterostructures offer novel twist on tuning properties

Researchers can fine-tune the electronic, mechanical and optical properties of 2D heterostructures by varying the angle between the crystals in real time.

Using a ceramic solid-state electrolyte, engineers have developed lithium-metal batteries that don't suffer from poor durability and short-circuiting.

Researchers have made triple-layered hollow nanostructures consisting of a conductive organic core sandwiched between two inorganic layers.

A 2D tungsten ditelluride bilayer develops a spontaneous electrical polarization that allows it to undergo ‘ferroelectric switching’.

Simple, universal reflux pre-treatment and sonication method produces measurable amounts of two-dimensional quantum dots from bulk raw materials.

Scientists have discovered that defects in zirconium-based metal-organic frameworks can actually improve their ability at capturing carbon dioxide.

Catalytically active Pd nanoclusters inside organic molecular cages avoids aggregation and other problems.

Fire-resistant wallpaper based on inorganic nanowires and graphene oxide (GO) thermal sensors sounds an alarm in the event of fire.

Nanowires could help restore impaired neurological functions involved in vision and movement

Scientists have discovered that tiny distortions in the crystal lattice of iron pnictide help it to enter a superconducting state as it's cooled.

Novel all-solid-state batteries based on thin films benefit from low resistance at the interface between the electrode and the solid electrolyte.

Scientists have discovered that cuprates seem to carry electric current in an entirely different way to conventional metals such as copper.

A novel quantum material composed of hafnium, tellurium and phosphorus is the first to have multiple quantum properties.

A new artificial intelligence model can accurately detect different atomic structures in metallic materials with defects.

A novel 3D printing method can produce battery electrodes with a 3D microlattice structure with controlled porosity, enhancing charging rates.

Using a form of Raman microscopy developed for biomedical studies, scientists have explored the mechanism behind dendrite growth in lithium batteries.

A cobalt-tungsten catalyst starts growing carbon nanotubes with various chiral angles but redirects almost all of them toward one fast-growing variant.

Niobium tungsten oxides with a complex crystalline structure allow lithium ions to move through them at higher rates than typical electrode materials.

Researchers have developed magnetic elastomeric composites that move in different ways when exposed to light, such as bending, twisting and expanding.

The first experimental realization and structural investigation of 2D vanadium disulphide has revealed a new vanadium sulphide compound.

Researchers have developed a new way for modeling to the atomic level how metallic glasses behave as they fracture.

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