Surface science news, October 2015

Scientists have discovered why silver electrodes in perovskite solar cells are prone to corrosion.

A new anti-fouling coating for steel can make it stronger, safer and more durable.

Scientists have found a way to manipulate tiny magnetic vortices known as skyrmions using mechanical energy.

simple surface treatment for metallic biomedical implants could deter the bacteria that cause infections and complications after surgery

Dispersing individual platinum atoms on a copper surface can produce a highly effective hydrogenation catalyst.

Scientists have experimentally confirmed that black phosphorous nanoribbons have a strong in-plane anisotropy in thermal conductivity.

Using a new concept for designing catalysts, scientists have developed a more effective platinum-based catalyst for fuel cells.

Bimetallic catalysts don't always need a core-shell structure but can be produced by covering the core in distinct patches of metal.

Scientists have created a novel, environmentally-friendly flame retardant derived from the neurotransmitter dopamine.

Growing vertical tetraaniline structures on a graphene substrate

Optical invisibility cloaks could increase the efficiency of solar cells by guiding sunlight around objects that cast a shadow on the cells.

Scientists have developed artificial microflowers that self-assemble in water and mimic the natural blooming process.

Materials Today now invites researchers to propose projects that fit within the scope of the Grand Challenge.

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