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Metals and alloys news, February 2019

Perspectives on the materials research landscape

Two new reports, now available for download.

Scientists strain to produce better catalytic nanosheets

Scientists have shown that applying strain to thin metal sheets can increase their catalytic ability by 10 to 20 times.

Researchers have come up with a way for growing nanowire networks in a highly controlled and fully reproducible manner on silicon semiconductors.

A boost of vitamin C can help small gold nanorods grow into long gold nanowires for use in sensing, diagnostic and imaging applications.

A layer of red phosphorus on the separator in lithium metal batteries can signal when damaging dendrites threaten to create a short circuit

Scientists have enhanced the catalytic activity of plasmonic nanoparticles by finding a way to encapsulate them in a metal-organic framework.

For the first time, researchers have directly imaged ‘edge conduction’ in monolayer tungsten ditelluride, a 2D topological insulator.

A ruthenium-based catalyst shows markedly better performance than commercial platinum catalysts at splitting water for hydrogen production.

Researchers have uncovered the mechanisms that lead to improved performance when alkali metal is added to traditional perovskites.

Combining graphene and white graphene in a ceramic should produce a material that alters its conductivity when subject to different types of strain.

Researchers have developed a new oil-based coating for metal that self-heals within seconds when scratched, scraped or cracked.

Researchers have created a sheet of nickel with nanoscale pores, termed metallic wood, that is as strong as titanium but four to five times lighter.

Increasing the pressure on a superconducting bismuth material can cause its transition temperature to increase after initially dropping.

Researchers have developed a way to incorporate high-k dielectrics into assemblies of 2D materials known as heterostructures.

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