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20-06-2021 | Original Article

Carbon shell coated hollow NiCoSex composite as high-performance anode for lithium storage

Hollow NiCoSex (H-NiCoSex) nanospheres encapsulated with carbon shell were prepared via one-step easy solvothermal method followed by the carbon coating process. H-NiCoSex@C has large interior void with the uniform dimension around 350 nm and the …

20-06-2021 | Original Article

Antibacterial mechanism of Cu-bearing 430 ferritic stainless steel

Copper (Cu)-bearing stainless steel has testified its effectiveness to reduce the risk of bacterial infections. However, its antibacterial mechanism is still controversial. Therefore, three 430 ferritic stainless steels with different Cu contents …

20-06-2021 | Original Article

Mass transport induced structural evolution and healing of sulfur vacancy lines and Mo chain in monolayer MoS2

Two-dimensional (2D) transition-metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) are a class of layered materials with unique electronic [ 1 – 3 ], optical [ 4 – 6 ], and catalytic [ 7 ] properties, which thus have promising applications in high-performance …

19-06-2021 | Original Article

Electrolytic silicon/graphite composite from SiO2/graphite porous electrode in molten salts as a negative electrode material for lithium-ion batteries

Nano-silicon (nano-Si) and its composites have been regarded as the most promising negative electrode materials for producing the next-generation Li-ion batteries (LIBs), due to their ultrahigh theoretical capacity. However, the commercial …

19-06-2021 | Review

Recent advances in tribological and wear properties of biomedical metallic materials

Biomedical metallic materials are commonly used in the repair and replacement of human tissues. After the materials are implanted in the human body, the implants can rub against human tissue or other implants, resulting in wear and tear of the …

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As a peer-reviewed and international research journal, Rare Metals provides a forum for publishing full-length, original papers and invited overviews that advance the in-depth understanding of rare metals and their applications. Papers that have a high impact potential and/or substantially advance the frontiers of science and technology are sought. Rare Metals promotes papers precisely and globally to make scientific findings understood by a broad range of readers.

The following aspects related to rare metals are of particular interest:

  • Cross-disciplinary research in application of rare metals in functional materials, composites, nano materials, alloys, ceramics.
  • Characterization of structure and properties of rare metal materials specifically as it relates to cutting-edge materials.
  • Development of methodology with potential global impact in metallurgy, synthesis and processing of rare metals.
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