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Researchers have discovered that the thermal properties of a surface influence whether droplets stick to them or bounce off.

By sprinkling copper atoms atop a gold surface, scientists have developed a novel material for creating synthesis gas from carbon dioxide and water.

Cheap bundles of fibres could be used to clear up oil spills in the future.

The 2016 Frans Habraken Best Paper Award winner has been announced.

Fernando Torres recipient of 2017 Embracing Challenge award

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Using nanorods and metal coatings, scientists have developed a new way of controlling the domain structure of ferroelectric materials.

Adding nanodiamonds to the electrolyte in lithium-ion batteries can help prevent the formation of short-circuiting dendrites.

Carbonated water offers a greener way to remove graphene produced by chemical vapor deposition from metal substrates.

By interpenetrating two polymers, scientists have developed a novel supercapacitor that is flexible and can store a lot of charge very quickly.

Hybrid photoactive materials with more stable and more rigid dyes obtained.

A novel process can convert carbon dioxide into 3D graphene with micropores across its surface, which could make an ideal supercapacitor material.

Scientists have simultaneously designed an optimal material for light management in solar cells and fabricated the nanostructured surfaces.

A composite of a polymer and a 2D material can store energy at operating temperatures well above current commercial polymers.

Scientists have used a laser to turn the surface of pine wood into a form of graphene, potentially offering a way to produce biodegradable electronics.

Defects in the structure of topological insulators can cause electron transport to occur in the bulk rather than just at the surface.

Naturally occurring fatty acids that cover insect wings can be used to form ‘mechanobactericidal’ coating.

A new super-strong ‘tough adhesive’ is biocompatible and binds firmly to biological tissues even when they're wet.

The granules in copper can never fit together perfectly and so are forced to rotate, causing an unexpected level of surface roughness.

Monolayer 2D transition metal dichalcogenides undergo a phase change from semiconductor to metallic when exposed to airborne chemicals.

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