Metals and alloys news, December 2022

By forming needles on the surface of galvanized steel, researchers have come up with a cheap and simple way to bond polymers to it.

Researchers have uncovered a new type of fractal in the magnetic noise generated by a class of magnets called spin ices.

Researchers have discovered the first known de novo protein that can catalyze the synthesis of cadmium sulfide quantum dots.

A novel method uses topology and machine learning to quantify complex changes in the microscopic magnetic domain structures of magnetic materials.

Reseachers have shown that their 'flash’ Joule heating process can both recover critical metals from old battery anodes and recondition them.

Dissoiving various metals in a liquid gallium solvent causes them to self-assemble into differently shaped crystals, including a tiny zinc snowflake.

Not only does a new metallic alloy have the highest toughness ever recorded, but its strength and ductility also improve as it gets colder.

Researchers have used a new nanoscope to investigate light-controlled supercondcutors at extreme scales of space, time and energy.

An integrated electro-optic modulator based on thin-film lithium niobate can efficiently change the frequency and bandwidth of single photons.

Using two different approaches, researchers have developed novel electrocatalysts for producing hydrogen that don't contain precious metals.

Researchers have created a nanomaterial catalyst that needs only the power of light to convert ammonia into clean-burning hydrogen fuel.

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