Surface science news, April 2014

Plastic deformation of two-phase Cu-Ag alloy containing precipitates spontaneously creates surface nanolayers that reduce wear.

Researchers have succeeded in creating a surface on nano-sized cellulose crystals that imitates a biological structure.

Porous silicon manufactured in a bottom up procedure using solar energy can be used to generate hydrogen from water.

A research group has reported, for the first time, gas detection properties in nanorods of silver tungstate in its alpha phase (α-Ag2WO4).

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