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Printing metal in mid-air

'Flat' and 'rigid' are terms typically used to describe electronic devices. But the increasing demand for flexible, wearable electronics, sensors, antennas and biomedical devices has led a team...

Could metal particles be the clean fuel of the future?

Metal powders, produced using clean primary energy sources, could provide a more viable long-term replacement for fossil fuels than other widely discussed alternatives, such as hydrogen,...

Researchers Find Way to Make Metals Stronger Without Sacrificing Ductility

Researchers at North Carolina State University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a technique to make titanium stronger without sacrificing any of the metal’s ductility – a...

Silver: The promising electrode winner for low-cost perovskite solar cells

OKINAWA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (OIST) GRADUATE UNIVERSITY   Perovskite solar cells are the rising star in photovoltaics. They absorb light across almost all visible...

Futuristic alloys three times stronger than steel yet malleable like chewing gum

Creating futuristic, next generation materials called 'metallic glass' that are ultra-strong and ultra-flexible will become easier and cheaper, based on University of New South Wales (UNSW)...

Metallic gels produce tunable light emission

New family of luminescent materials could find broad uses in chemical and biological detectors.   Researchers at MIT have developed a family of materials that can emit light of...

Snake Scales Protect Steel against Friction

KIT Researchers Developed a Process to Make Steel Bolts more Resistant to Friction – with Nature Serving as a Model   A snake moves without legs by the scales on its belly...

To conduct, or to insulate? That is the question

Researchers have identified a material that behaves as a conductor and an insulator at the same time, challenging current understanding of how materials behave, and pointing to a new type of...

Separating rare earth metals with UV light

Researchers from Belgium's KU Leuven Department of Chemical Engineering have discovered a method to separate two rare earth elements - europium and yttrium - with UV light instead of with...

From metal to insulator and back again

New work from Carnegie's Russell Hemley and Ivan Naumov hones in on the physics underlying the recently discovered fact that some metals stop being metallic under pressure. Their work is...

Laser-generated surface structures create extremely water-repellent metals

Scientists at the University of Rochester have used lasers to transform metals into extremely water-repellent, or super-hydrophobic, materials without the need for temporary coatings. ...

Europe’s new age of metals begins

A group of leading research institutions and more than 180 European companies in a billion-euro effort developing new types of metals and manufacturing techniques for this century. Known...

Sliding parts and swirling flows: breakthrough in understanding metal wear

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown mechanism for wear in metals: a swirling, fluid-like microscopic behaviour in a solid piece of metal sliding over another.  The findings...

Lowering the resistance of metals

Recent research has shown that it is possible to predict the way that the electrical resistance of metals can be lowered under severe pressure. This discovery could have applications in the...

New method grows nano-scale metal crystals with absolute precision

A method for controlling the growth of metal crystals at the nano scale has been developed by a team from the University of Warwick. The new method is called ‘nanocrystallometry’ and makes it...

Call for papers: 3rd International Workshop on Physics Based Material Models

You are invited to submit an abstract to the 3rd International Workshop on Physics Based Material Models and Experimental Observations to be held on 2-4 June 2014 in Cesme-Izmir/Turkey....

The new aluminium alloy that can store hydrogen

Japanese researchers have succeeded in creating an aluminium alloy capable of storing hydrogen, meaning it has the potential to provide the storage in fuel cells. Metals with the capacity to...

Collaboration Opportunity In High Value Metal Recovery

Two Swedish specialists in the field have established a new company, Salt Extraction AB, to develop applications for the use of salt extraction technology in the recovery of valuable metals...

Solid metals that self-heal

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have found that under certain conditions, metals can self-heal. Applying tension, typically expected to pull a metal apart, can...

Suppressing the growth of grains in nano-alloys

Faster development of temperature-resistant nanomaterial alloys is possible thanks to a team of researchers from North Carolina State University. They have overcome the typical problem of...
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