Metals and alloys news, May 2023

Researchers have developed a machine-knitted textile ‘skin’, using conducting yarns made of metallic fibers, that can sense contact and pressure.

Researchers have shown that epitaxial strain can be used to create high-quality metal oxide thin films out of ‘stubborn’ metals.

Researchers have developed a 3D-printing method for producing novel materials by mixing multiple aerosolized nanomaterial inks.

Researchers used magnetic imaging techniques to map the structure of newly formed magnetic vortices in an antiferromagnet.

An optimized prelithiation method can improve the lifetime of lithium-ion batteries with silicon anodes by up to 44%.

Researchers have developed a nanoparticle-coated sponge that can remove metals like lead and cobalt from contaminated water.

A novel catalyst with a low proportion of copper is able to convert captured carbon into acetic acid with great efficiency and selectivity.

Researchers have shown that silver nanoparticles make an ideal connective material for use in thermoelectric modules.

By depositing tin oxide to form the electron-transport layer, researchers have fabricated an organic solar cell with an efficiency of over 17%.

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