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Surface science news

Researchers have used a supercomputer to perform real-time simulations of wear and friction on alloys of copper and nickel at atomic scales.

Smart medicines could generate drugs and imaging agents when they come into contact with diseased tissues

Embedding metallic nanoparticles inside ceramics could be key to exploiting their commercial potential in many applications

A light-powered metal catalyst, comprising tiny spheres of aluminum dotted with specks of palladium, can break the strong chemical bonds in fluorocarbons.

Materials called metal-organic frameworks can be spun into fibres to filter particulate pollutants from air

Researchers have developed smart adaptive clothing by showing that graphene can control thermal radiation from textile surfaces.

Researchers have developed a new abrasion-based method for producing heterostructure devices based on 2D materials such as graphene.

New structural supercapacitor electrode produced from nanofiber materials

Polymer coating could help biomedical devices and crop sprays

Natural multifunctional green composite coating improves on conventional coatings

Researchers have found a new way to control harmful fungi, by developing polymer coatings that resist the attachment of these fungi.

A novel metasurface can operate as many birefringent materials in parallel, allowing more compact manipulation of light polarization.

Inspired by the Japanese art of paper cutting, engineers have designed a friction-boosting material that could be used to coat the bottom of shoes.

Applying a magnetic field to small particles of nickel suspended at the surface of water causes them to assemble into a novel active material.

A felt of nickel microfibers has the optimum combination of surface area and bubble release for producing hydrogen via electrolysis.

Scientists have uncovered evidence that the 2D material tungsten ditelluride conducts electricity in very narrow channels at its outer edges.

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