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Metals and alloys news, March 2020

Wearable all-solid-state supercapacitors with excellent performance

Ni-rich cathodes used in EV Li-ion batteries show improved performance stability when doped with boron

flakes of material decorated with tiny particles could prove useful for catalyzing hydrogen generation reactions

easy way to make large, freestanding, thin sheets of metallic materials could open up novel applications in catalysis, flexible electronics, soft robotics

3D supercapacitors knitted from cotton or nylon yarn coated with a novel conductive material could power smart textiles

For the first time, physicists have found found evidence for entanglement between the electrons in a ferromagnet.

A novel nickel-iron catalyst and polymer electrode binder can produce hydrogen from water as well as a precious metal catalyst.

Scientists have developed a graphene device that can display three distinct properties: superconducting, insulating and magnetic.

Using copper as a substrate, scientists have successfully grown atom-thick sheets of hexagonal boron nitride as two-inch diameter crystals.

Researchers have shown that the adhesion of a catechol-containing glue that works underwater can be turned off with an electrical current.

Using an X-ray free-electron laser, scientists have shown that melting of a gold film starts at grain boundaries and then moves inside the grain.

Prof. Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser is using an Agents of Change grant to empower women in academia

For the first time, researchers have used cold sintering to compress a fine powder of the ceramic barium titanate into a solid mass in a single step.

new nanoparticle catalyst could drive artificial photosynthesis to provide clean energy while removing anthropogenic CO2 from the atmosphere

Researchers have shown that ultraflat gold films can be used to extract large, high quality 2D sheets from van der Waals crystals.

Lead-absorbing polymer films can prevent toxic lead leaking from perovskite solar cells while have no effect on their performance.

thin nanostructured films of gold and nickel boost performance of direct methanol fuel cells

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