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Surface science news

Circularly polarized light delivered at a particular angle to C-shaped gold nanoparticles produced a plasmonic response unlike any discovered before.

Researchers have accomplished the first detailed high-speed imaging and analysis of the process that occurs when a microparticle impacts a surface.

Nanoantibiotics could provide new ways of treating drug-resistant 'superbugs' and reducing the amounts of traditional antibiotics used

A novel thin-film material can rapidly transition from an electricity-transmitting metal to an insulator without changing its atomic structure.

Physicists have found the first evidence for a 2D material that can become a magnetic topological insulator even when it is not placed in a magnetic field.

A silicon photonic crystal with topological geometry can transmit light round corners with virtually no loss at smaller scales than ever before.

Liquid crystals can template the formation of arrays of polymer nanofibers to produce coatings that are sticky, repellent, insulating or light emitting.

Find out the recipients of the 2018 Extreme Mechanics Letters Young Investigator Award.

Bacteria and graphene nanoribbons help generate electricity on a mushroom

Bone-forming and -resorbing cells prefer nanoparticles of specific size, surface charge, and composition

Congratulations to Prof M Stanley Whittingham.

A sandwich structure made from aluminum oxide, termed nanocardboard, is stiff, light, thermally insulating and even able to levitate.

Scientists have identified a new class of topological materials made by inserting transition metal atoms into the atomic lattice of niobium disulfide.

two-dimensional boron – or borophene – accommodates line defects in a unique way

A novel technique uses a nickel film to harvest 2-inch diameter wafers of a 2D material from a bulk crystal and then stack them with other 2D wafers.

Can a simple coating stop ice sticking to concrete?

A novel light-based atomic force microscopy technique can measure how and where a material's physical properties change during 3D printing.

By creating nanoporous graphene and then covering it with a polymer layer, engineers have fabricated an atomically thin membrane.

Researchers have combined experiment and theory to elucidate the electronic structure and optical behavior of novel gold and silver alloys.

Engineers have developed a graphene-based technique for fabricating ultrathin, flexible semiconducting films from exotic materials.

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