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Surface science news

New way to arrange 2D nanosheets into a 3D configuration to produce new materials

A novel 'molecular glue' can keep a key interface inside perovskite solar cells from degrading, thereby improving their long-term reliability.

Implantable nanoparticle sensor shows concentration changes of substances in the blood

Scientists have characterized how the electronic states in an exotic iron-based superconductor depend on local chemical concentrations.

Using a specially modified atomic force microscope, researchers have been able to determine the proton affinity of individual atoms on a surface.

Scientists have used sophisticated microscopy techniques to reveal how the gold in gold-silver nanoparticles can prevent the silver from leaching out.

novel way of aligning graphene oxide sheets creates filtration membranes with improved flux and selectivity

Researchers have found that the 2D material MXene can make an effective, durable lubricant for use in challenging applications, like space missions.

Using different size barium sulfate particles, researchers have produced the whitest paint ever, able to reflect up to 98.1% of sunlight.

in-situ optical microscopy reveals how lithium plating occurs on graphite particle anodes

Understanding the bactericidal properties of plant and animal surfaces helps improve implants

Using a technique called helium spin-echo, researchers have followed the movement of individual atoms as they cluster together to form 2D materials.

Programmable, dynamically-controlled surface of moveable metal pins helps 3D printing

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