Metals and alloys news, October 2023

For the first time, researchers have shown that mechanical strain can alter the electronic properties of a metal.

Using 3D printing, researchers have created an alumium alloy decorated with nanoparticles that displays unprecedented fatigue resistance.

Researchers have developed an electrical method for changing the direction of electron flow in materials that exhibit the quantum anomalous Hall effect.

By adding metals with a high valence electron count, researchers have made ceramics that are tougher and more resistant to cracking.

Researchers have developed OpeN-AM, a platform for measuring evolving residual stress in metallic materials during 3D printing.

Researchers have combined metal nanoclusters and graphene nanosheets to produce a new and imporved separator for lithium-sulfur batteries.

Researchers have developed a magnetoelectric material that can generate an electric signal able to stimulate neural activity.

Researchers have used X-ray analysis to study the formation of microstructures in a 3D-printed nickel alloy during the printing process.

A novel halide perovskite, made using vitamin C, can stabilize an extremely rare form of gold that has lost two negatively charged electrons.

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A novel platinum-gold alloy, 100 times more durable than high-strength steel, is believed to be the most wear-resistant metal in the world.

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Using symmetry and topology, scientists have described a new class of metals with exotic electronic properties.

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