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Surface science news

A nanoparticle comprising tiny spheres of copper dotted with single atoms of ruthenium makes an effective light-powered catalyst for producing syngas.

A new method for growing thin layers of the semiconductor gallium nitride can produce high-power transistors.

Second-order nonlinear optical effects can be induced in a titanium dioxide slab by covering it in gold triangles.

Scientists have found a way to study the structure and properties of the underside of a freestanding complex oxide thin film.

Droplets containing chain-like liquid crystal molecules with different lengths can transform into complex shapes when the temperature drops.

A novel polymer sponge covered in nanocrystalline silicon can remove over 90% of oil microdroplets from wastewater within 10 minutes.

nanocrystal core-shell catalyst for fuel cells uses less Pt but drives the oxygen reduction reaction more efficiently and is more durable

2019 Materials Today Innovation Award recognizes the development of high-quality growth methods for III-V compound semiconductor materials

A plastic wrap with a nanostructured, chemically treated surface can repel everything that comes into contact with it, including viruses and bacteria.

New color fabric approach that helps control its spread of disease

A new Raman spectroscopy technique can assess the chemical composition and structure of metallic particles with a diameter of just 0.5nm to 2nm.

Using an electron microscope, researchers have unlocked the fundamental physics of how roughness affects soft material adhesion to a surface.

Depositing an organic polymer as highly aligned crystals produces a transparent, flexible coating with high electrical conductivity.

Rotating layers of boron nitride above and below a graphene layer introduces moiré superlattices that modify the graphene's electronic properties.

highly porous polymer foam that mimic bone marrow drives the differentiation of blood-forming stem cells

'Designer substrates' produced by exposing silicon to phosphine gas offer a quick and inexpensive way to synthesize high quality 2D crystals.

Researchers have developed a novel polymer coating that dramatically reduces the amount of water needed to flush a conventional toilet.

Metal structure that is so water repellent that it won’t sink even when damaged or punctured

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