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Surface science news

Complex shape-shifting lattices composed of multiple elastomeric materials can grow or shrink in response to changes in temperature.

Using a silver substrate and molecular-beam epitaxy , scientists were able to grow elongated, hexagon-shaped flakes of the 2D material borophene.

Researchers have found that graphene has many of the same mechanical properties as 3D graphite and is significantly thicker than widely believed.

Engineers have harnessed machine learning to design dielectric metamaterials that absorb and emit specific frequencies of terahertz radiation.

Researchers have found that a crystal made of cobalt, manganese and gallium is a room-temperature topological magnet that hosts quantum loops.

Smart skin that responds to heat and sunlight

Films of platinum only two atoms thick supported by graphene could usher in fuel cell catalysts with unprecedented catalytic activity and longevity.

Coating chlorine-etched aluminum foil with carbon nanotubes created a material that is 10 times blacker than anything previously reported.

A new model shows how rubbing two objects together produces static electricity by bending tiny protrusions on the surface of the objects.

mechanically-triggered origami-inspired approach creates complex three-dimensional structures for biomedicine, electronics or robotics

Scientists have developed a highly durable fuel cell catalyst by using selenium to anchor platinum particles to their carbon support material.

Physicists have found that incorporating individual metal atoms into a surface in the right way allows the creation of single-atom catalysts.

A novel algorithm can identify MOF pairs able to connect to one another via the metal node on one binding with the organic linker on the other.

A novel de-icing technique uses an electric pulse to melt the ice where the surface and the ice meet, so the ice can simply slide off.

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