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A single lens comprising gradient index materials and metasurface layers can focus red, blue and green wavelengths of light to the same point.

By fabricating an ultrathin material known as a thin film structure, scientists have been able to observe a two-dimensional hole gas for the first time.

Interfacing silicon nanosprings for stability.

Engineers have created a method for systematically designing metamaterials using the principles of quantum mechanics.

Inks based on graphene and other two-dimensional materials enable the printing of washable and biocompatible electronics on cotton and polyester textiles.

Inspired by the pitcher plant, scientists have shown that a surface coating of 'nanowrinkles' on polymers can prevent biofouling by marine bacteria.

Researchers have found a way to produce a two-dimensional electron gas between insulating oxides on the semiconductor gallium arsenide.

An innovative platinum and copper alloy catalyst can convert methane from shale gas into hydrocarbon fuels without becoming coated in carbon.

The topological insulator trisodium bismuthide can be as electronically smooth as the highest-quality graphene-based devices.

By conducting systematic studies, researchers have provided a quantitative picture of how surface conditions control the growth of metal nanocrystals.

A method for encapsulating metals such as dysprosium and copper in a single layer of graphene could produce materials with novel properties.

Read our latest series and find out about materials science researchers in New Zealand and Australia.

Scientists have engineered ‘artificial graphene’ by replicating, for the first time, the electronic structure of graphene with semiconducting materials.

A nanotextured surface on a stainless steel alloy, produced by an electrochemical etching process, can kill bacteria while not harming mammalian cells.

Two-step thermal reduction process boosts conductivity and mobility of reduced graphene oxide (RGO), opening up new potential applications.

Scientists have produced a ‘topological excitonic insulator’ for the first time by cooling stacked semiconductors to below 10K.

A novel measurement technique called Scanning Droplet Adhesion Microscopy can characterize the wetting properties of superhydrophobic materials.

Scientists have developed a technique for combining carbon nanotubes with ceramics and polymers to form novel composite materials.

New research reveals that when spraying metal coatings, melting hinders rather than helps.

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