Metals and alloys news, February 2023

Using self-assembling iron oxide nanoparticles, researchers have managed to produce a solar harvester with enhanced energy conversion capabilities.

Placing a perovskite on a layer of metal or alternating layers of metal and a dielectric material can greatly increase its light-conversion efficiency.

Enhancing environmentally friendly food packaging

Sunlight-powered hydrogel that can absorb and clean polluted water

new cermet inspired by the bricks-and-mortar structure of natural nacre demonstrates promising properties for structural load-bearing applications

By growing layers of lithium metal on a lithium-hating surface, researchers have managed to produce fast-charging lithium-metal batteries.

Using molecular beam epitaxy, researchers have managed to deposit a ferroelectric semiconductor as a thin film just 5nm thick.

Using a liquid metal alloy, researcers have created an elastic material that is impervious to both gases and liquids.

Researchers have developed a novel electrochromic material that can conduct both heating and cooling by switching between two different conformations.

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