Expanding the reach of metallic glass
Metallic glass, a class of materials that offers both pliability and strength, is poised for a friendly takeover of the chemical landscape.
Monitoring the mechanosynthesis of cage compounds suitable for storing gases
It is beyond imagination that one gram of a substance could have a surface area nearly as large as a soccer field. This, however, is true for compounds known as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). In the near ...
Metals used in high-tech products face future supply risks
In a new paper, a team of Yale researchers assesses the "criticality" of all 62 metals on the Periodic Table of Elements, providing key insights into which materials might become more difficult to find in ...
Sewage could be a source of valuable metals and critical elements
Poop could be a goldmine—literally. Surprisingly, treated solid waste contains gold, silver and other metals, as well as rare elements such as palladium and vanadium that are used in electronics and alloys. ...
New class of zero-moment half metallic magnets may enhance data storage, wireless transmission speeds
Attempting to develop a novel type of permanent magnet, a team of researchers at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland has discovered a new class of magnetic materials based on Mn-Ga alloys.
Novel sodium-conducting material could improve rechargeable batteries
Rechargeable battery manufacturers may get a jolt from research performed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and several other institutions, where a team of scientists has discovered ...
Slow-growing galaxies offer window to early universe
What makes one rose bush blossom with flowers, while another remains barren? Astronomers ask a similar question of galaxies, wondering how some flourish with star formation and others barely bloom.
Buckyballs offer environmental benefits
Treated buckyballs not only remove valuable but potentially toxic metal particles from water and other liquids, but also reserve them for future use, according to scientists at Rice University.
Researchers create first metal-free catalyst for rechargeable zinc-air batteries
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University and the University of North Texas have made what they believe is the first metal-free bifunctional electrocatalyst that performs as well or better than most ...
New process isolates promising material molybdenum disulfide
After graphene was first produced in the lab in 2004, thousands of laboratories began developing graphene products worldwide. Researchers were amazed by its lightweight and ultra-strong properties. Ten years ...
Researchers find magnetic state of atoms on graphene sheet impacted by substrate it's grown on
Water, water, everywhere—controlling the properties of nanomaterials
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are learning how the properties of water molecules on the surface of metal oxides can be used to better control these minerals and ...
In the future, finding clean water might be as easy as snapping a photo
Researchers at McMaster's Biointerfaces Institute have created a mobile app that can determine just how contaminated a sample of water might be.
Crystal boundaries on metals can enhance, or reduce, hydrogen's damaging effects
When a metal tube lines an oil well thousands of feet below the surface of the ocean, that metal had better be solid and reliable. Unfortunately, the environment in such deep wells is often rich in hydrogen, ...