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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 used 3D printing to produce microscopic electronic fibers made from silver and semiconducting polymers for use as novel sensors.

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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