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Metals and alloys news, November 2019

Storing renewable energy even when there is no sun or wind

New class of polymers brings cheaper grid batteries

The electron pairs responsible for the abilities of superconductors can also conduct electricity with some amount of resistance, like metals do.

Applying a thin layer of iron, vanadium, tungsten and aluminum to a silicon crystal produces a highly efficient thermoelectric material.

Metal structure that is so water repellent that it won’t sink even when damaged or punctured

Surface-plasmon-polariton waves between a metal and a dielectric may offer a way for tiny electronic components to communicate with each other.

Using optical tweezers as a light-based ‘tractor beam’, researchers have developed a method for assembling nanomaterials into larger structures.

Exposing the cathode in a lithium-ion battery to a beam of concentrated light can lower the charging time by a remarkable factor of two or more.

Using computer modeling and a novel imaging technique, scientists have been able to study the self-assembly of crystalline materials at a high resolution.

Scientists have used a novel technique called lensless microscopy to uncover previously unknown abilities in nickel and barium hexaferrite.

A combination of steel composite metal foam and epoxy resin is a better leading-edge material for aircraft wings than the aluminum currently used.

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