Metals and alloys news, January 2019

Researchers have created 3D-printed, flexible mesh structures made of silicone that can be controlled with applied magnetic fields.

A new method called thermal scanning probe lithography outperforms standard methods for fabricating metal electrodes on 2D semiconductors.

clusters of gold nanoparticles promise a new way of treating the debilitating neurodegenerative condition Parkinson’s disease

Guided by theoretical calculations, researchers have discovered a new class of promising thermoelectric materials.

Research could improve layered materials and predict earthquakes

Researchers have shown that a damage-resistant rechargeable zinc battery with a cartilage-like solid electrolyte makes an effective 'structural battery'.

Incorporating advanced catalysts made from 2D materials into lithium-air batteries allows them to hold up to 10 times more energy.

Scientists have developed and analyzed a novel catalyst that can produce a useful biochemical from plant-derived material.

A flexible crystalline porous material composed of metal ions and small peptide molecules can change its structure in response to its environment.

High-energy X-ray beams and a clever experimental setup have allowed researchers to watch the formation of two different cobalt crystals.

A new surface plasmon resonance sensor based on the 2D material antimonene can sensitively detect microRNA associated with cancer.

Using a powerful new analytical technique, scientists have uncovered a distinct pattern of electron spins within a cuprate superconductor.

small doses of gold nanoparticles can be broken down by aquatic plants over a period of months

mushroom-like gold nanowires on soft, flexible substrates could enable a new generation of wearable or implantable stretchable electronic devices

Researchers have found that a quasicrystalline superlattice can self-assemble from a single type of pyramid-shaped nanoparticle building block.

Disordered magnesium chromium oxide crystals just 5nm in size can make an effective cathode material for magnesium batteries.

A new combinatorial library tool can rapidly test millions (even billions) of nanoparticles to determine which is best for a specific application.

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