Metals and alloys news, February 2020

Micro-reactor produces quality nanoparticles

droplet-to-particle spray pyrolysis using charred wood micro-channel reactor produces uniform alloy/oxide nanoparticles

Fluidizing catalyst particles in electrolyte instead of gluing them to electrodes avoids a rapid decline in electrocatalytic performance.

Physicists have created novel nanowires by threading conductive tellurium atomic chains through insulating boron nitride nanotubes.

Scientists used a silver sawtooth nanoslit array to produce valley-coherent photoluminescence in 2D tungsten disulfide at room temperature.

A new analysis of neutron scattering data has revealed that the hydrogen atoms in a metal hydride are much more tightly spaced than expected.

Researchers have discovered that spin fluctuations may bind electrons into the pairs required for high-temperature superconductivity in cuprates.

detecting trapped hydrogen could help design of embrittlement-resistant steels for low-carbon technologies

Using a novel transmission electron microscope technique, scientists have been able to visualize hydrogen atoms and titanium atoms in a single image.

well-known organic synthesis growth technique is applied to inorganic eutectic composites to control their physical structure

A mix-and-match, modular strategy could produce over 65,000 different types of complex nanoparticles, each comprising up to six different materials.

Scientists have found that a coating of alumina can protect the cathodes in lithium-ion batteries by trapping lithium.

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