Metals and alloys news, September 2022

For the first time, researchers have worked out how to 3D-print a particularly strong form of stainless steel.

Crab shell battery offers high performance and sustainability

Sustainable zinc battery with a biodegradable electrolyte

By doping with a high-entropy alloy, researchers have been able to make lithium-ion battery cathodes with nickel rather than cobalt.

Researchers have developed a programmable soft metasurface that can continuously change its shape.

3D printing of simulated Mars rock and dust

Researchers have discovered that the nanoscale events that occur at the surface of metals when they’re deformed can predict their fatigue strength.

A new design principle can predict whether metallic compounds are likely to host topological states that arise from strong electron interactions.

Researchers have unexpectedly discovered that iron-germanium crystals with a kagome lattice display both magnetism and charge density waves.

Researchers have created a metal nanoparticle called a 'nanorattle' that can amplify and detect signals from cancer-detecting nanoprobes.

A novel iron pyrite metasurface can transcend the Moss rule, which describes a trade-off between a material’s optical absorption and how it refracts light.

Researchers have discovered why friction and wear are reduced when two metal surfaces slide against each other at very high speeds.

Researchers have developed copper-based metal oxides that can take part in redox reactions for carbon capture at high temperatures.

Researchers have synthesized a novel class of metallic superlattices that combine one-dimensional and two-dimensional materials.

Researchers have developed a low-cost battery that uses aluminum and sulfur as electrode materials, with a molten salt electrolyte in between.

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