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Surface science news

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

Surface-plasmon-polariton waves between a metal and a dielectric may offer a way for tiny electronic components to communicate with each other.

By studying superconductivity in molybdenum disulfide, scientists have developed a superconducting transistor and discovered new superconducting states.

Scientists have found that a broad diffraction pattern can help determine whether graphene and other 2D materials are structurally perfect.

coating silk sutures with antimicrobial spider silk proteins could alleviate the problem of post-surgical infection

A combination of steel composite metal foam and epoxy resin is a better leading-edge material for aircraft wings than the aluminum currently used.

Scientists have shown that the presence of certain compounds in the liquid electrolyte of lithium batteries prompts the growth of dendrites and whiskers.

A subtle interaction between single atomic defects in the 2D material tungsten diselenide and mechanical strain causes it to emit quantum light.

Due to a new quantum mechanism, the heat generated by friction is significantly lower in topological insulators than in conventional materials.

Researchers have developed silk materials that can wrinkle into highly detailed patterns, which can be erased by flooding the silk surface with vapor.

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.

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