Metals and alloys news, April 2021

Researchers have discovered that only part of the energy of the light absorbed by hematite photoelectrodes generates mobile charge carriers.

in-situ optical microscopy reveals how lithium plating occurs on graphite particle anodes

Using a technique called helium spin-echo, researchers have followed the movement of individual atoms as they cluster together to form 2D materials.

Researchers have reported the first demonstration and observation of 3D hopfions emerging from 2D skyrmions in a magnetic nanomaterial.

By combining aluminum with carbon fibers, researchers have developed a rechargeable battery that can be charged and discharged up to 10,000 times.

By using a thin palladium film to transport hydrogen atoms, researchers have developed a room-temperature superconductor that works at lower pressures.

Using atomic electron tomography, researchers have determined the 3D atomic structure of an amorphous material, specifically a metallic glass.

A novel electrolyte developed for lithium-air batteries could help prevent the cracking of metal alloy cathodes in lithium-ion batteries.

cerium oxide/carbon nanocomposite derived from a metal-organic framework makes an ideal anode for sodium-ion batteries

Using a cryogenic electron microscope, researchers have taken the first atomic-scale look at how 'calendar aging' attacks lithium-metal anodes.

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