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Metals and alloys news, October 2019

Scientists have discovered that chains of atoms can dash around at lightning speeds inside the cubic phase of pure titanium.

An alloy-based nanoparticle catalyst offers a greener route to producing a more robust version of a polymer used in bulletproof vests.

Electric current can simultaneously flow clockwise and counterclockwise in a ring of a polycrystalline material made from bismuth and palladium.

Scientists have produced a heavy fermion material with superconducting regions coexisting alongside regions in a normal metallic state.

Researchers have gained new insights into high-entropy alloys by using X-ray spectroscopy to create atomic-resolution chemical maps of them.

Engineers have identified two aspects of the interaction between a metal and its alloying material that can predict how a particular alloy will behave.

By simply adding a trace amount of copper, scientists have created the strongest ever silver without reducing its electrical conductivity.

Using a silver substrate and molecular-beam epitaxy , scientists were able to grow elongated, hexagon-shaped flakes of the 2D material borophene.

A new model suggests that high-temperature superconductivity in cuprates arises when electrons hop from atom-to-atom in a particular pattern.

novel electroluminescent device uses flexible, electrically conductive Ag-coated nylon fibers embedded in a PDMS + ZnS composite as electrodes

By combining different materials, scientists have created highly configurable, nanoscale thermal light emitters for producing light from heat.

Scientists have found a new way to manipulate the electronic properties of 2D tungsten disulfide that could prove useful for quantum computing.

Researchers have created a net-like structure, called a ‘nanochain’, of antimony, which can enhance lithium-ion charge capacity in batteries.

Researchers have found that a crystal made of cobalt, manganese and gallium is a room-temperature topological magnet that hosts quantum loops.

Films of platinum only two atoms thick supported by graphene could usher in fuel cell catalysts with unprecedented catalytic activity and longevity.

Researchers have found that doping indium oxide with molybdenum rather than tin doubles the conductivity of this transparent conductor.

A silicone polymer embedded with temperature-sensitive dyes and liquid metal wires can carry out simple logic functions in response to touch.

Coating chlorine-etched aluminum foil with carbon nanotubes created a material that is 10 times blacker than anything previously reported.

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