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Surface science news

Researchers used liquid gallium to create a copper-based antiviral and antimicrobial coating for various fabrics, including facemasks.

3D-printed cheap and portable ventilators to combat Covid-19

Researchers have developed a computational model that can accurately determine the effect of sputtering on complicated, rough surfaces.

Synthesis of molecular nano “spheres” with potential for semiconductors

Center for Atomically Thin Multifunctional Coatings, operated by Penn State and Rice Universities, secures $1.5 million in Phase II funding from NSF

Subjecting combinations of oils with different conductivities to an electric field causes them to adopt unusual shapes and patterns, like square droplets.

Using a novel gel, engineers can grow tiny replicas of the pancreas called pancreatic organoids, using either healthy or cancerous pancreatic cells.

By synthesizing the first 1D cuprate that can be doped, scientists have uncovered an unexpectedly strong nearest-neighbor attraction between electrons.

Inspired by cell membranes, novel polymer membranes can separate fluoride from chloride and other ions with twice the selectivity of other methods.

Researchers have discovered how to get cheap commercial silica nanocages to trap noble gases like argon, krypton and xenon.

By anchoring individual iridium atoms to a surface, scientists have produced a highly effective catalyst for splitting water to generate oxygen.

By encasing a liquid metal alloy in a hydrogel, researchers have produced a material that can convert movement into electricity when dry or wet.

By utilizing silver terraces as a substrate, engineers have, for the first time, managed to create a double layer of atomically flat borophene.

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