Metals and alloys news, November 2021

Researchers turned an inert 2D material into a chemically active catalytic support by covering it in tiny holes filled with precious metal atoms.

Researchers have reported the first measurements of the ultra-low-friction behavior of a 2D material known as magnetene.

Researchers have improved the selectivity of a copper catalyst for converting carbon dioxide by using ionomers to alter the surrounding environment.

Researchers have developed a novel biohybrid photocatalyst comprising a light-harvesting protein and a metal-containing catalyst.

Researchers have developed a novel electrochemical method for recovering cobalt and nickel from lithium-ion battery electrodes.

Researchers took advantage of the artificial intelligence technology behind deepfakes to create novel high-performance alloys.

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Researchers have probed the relationship between charge density waves and the strange metal state in a high-temperature superconductor.

By combining copper with cellulose nanofibrils from wood, researchers have developed a flexible ion conductor for solid-state batteries.

Researchers have uncovered the first evidence that electrons in a superconductor can condense into foursomes that break time-reversal symmetry.

Researchers have discovered why applying pressure to a lithium-metal battery can boost its performance, and determined the optimum pressure.

An alloy of selenium and sulfur developed as a flexible insulator also shows great potential as a self-healing anticorrosive coating for steel.

Using atomic electron tomography, researchers have, for the first time, directly observed how atoms are packed in amorphous materials.

thermoelectric generators based on cellulose paper and thin layers of non-toxic metals promise a cheap and eco-friendly means of heat recovery

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