Metals and alloys news, December 2021

A novel all-season smart-roof coating, based on vanadium dioxide, can keep homes warm during the winter and cool during the summer.

Researchers have found that a nickel nanoparticle can catalyze the speedy synthesis of bilayer nanoribbons of molybdenum disulfide.

A copper surface covered in microscale and nanoscale cavities can kill bacteria more than 100 times faster and more effectively than standard copper.

Hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) can be made ‘active’ by ball milling at extremely low temperatures

Researchers have developed a novel catalyst comprising a layer of platinum atoms on a 2D material that can convert methane into ethane and ethylene.

By trapping light in tiny crevices of gold, researchers have coaxed molecules to convert invisible infrared light into visible light.

A combination of quantum mechanics and machine learning can accurately predict the reduction temperature of metal oxides to their base metals.

Researchers have developed a novel electrochromic technology that can interact with both visible light and mid-infrared light for heating and cooling.

A novel imaging technology that compresses light into a tiny spot can reveal previously invisible details about nanomaterials, including colors.

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