Metals and alloys news, October 2020

Researchers have developed an electrochemically assisted membrane whose permeability to gases such as carbon dioxide can be switched on and off at will.

A novel current collector for lithium-ion batteries, comprising a copper-coated polymer, weighs 80% less and can also help prevent battery fires.

polymer scaffolds embedded with magnetic nanoparticles trigger stem cell differentiation and tendon regeneration

By adding a zeolite and tweaking the design, researchers have boosted the output of a system that can extract drinkable water directly from the air.

Researchers have developed a new magnetic material that, together with a special process to access it, can offer greater data storage densities than ever.

A novel deposition method that utilizes liquid gallium is able to produce very large-scale 2D molybdenum disulphide without any grain boundaries.

A new method for testing fatigue in metals at a microscopic scale can predict when early, localized damage will evolve into cracks.

Using experiments and simulations, researchers have identified the configurations of dislocations that give rise to desirable properties in a model alloy.

Researchers have developed electronic blood vessels that are flexible and biodegradable by simply rolling up metal-polymer conductor membranes.

By using chelating ligands to incorporate metal ions into elastomers, researchers have created novel materials for repairing biological tissue.

A novel machine-learning algorithm has rapidly rediscovered rules governing catalysts that took humans years of difficult calculations to reveal.

The movement of oxygen in a perovskite material covered in iron nanoparticles can switch it between highly catalytic and less catalytic states.

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