Month: April 2019

Diffusion in metallic glass multilayer films

TEM used to explore atomic diffusion in glassy, metallic composites Metallic glasses have long been of interest to materials scientists and product designers alike. Sometimes referred to as ‘vitrified metals’, the properties of these alloys sit somewhere between those of crystalline metal and amorphous glass. Their disordered atomic structure give them...


Nanocomposite cathode for Li-ion batteries

One-pot method could overcome the limits of spinel-based electrodes Lithium ion-batteries (Li-ion) have become the battery of choice across a range of industries, and in consumer electronics like mobile phones, they have almost entirely replaced nickel-cadmium and nickel metal hydride batteries. And it’s not all that surprising – as well as being...