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Surface science news, November 2015

Using pulses of laser light, physicists have been able to trap light at the surface of graphene and move it around.

Adding quantum dots made out of iron pyrite to lithium-ion batteries makes them charge quickly over dozens of cycles.

using sound waves to investigate new semiconductor

A new technique called ‘gas adsorption crystallography’ provides a new way to study the process by which MOFs store immense volumes of gases.

Boron-doped graphene improves on graphene's gas sensitivity for ammonia and NOx

Korean engineers have shown that a specially-designed aluminium surface could help improve the air quality produced by air-conditioning units.

'Crumpling’ to increase the surface area of graphene-gold nanostructures enhances surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy.

Boron graphene sensors are able to detect noxious gas molecules such as ammonia and nitrogen oxides at extremely low concentrations.

Using hydrogen to enhance lithium ion batteries

Scientists have developed a flexible metal-organic framework for storing natural gas in car fuel tanks.

Scientists have used microscopy and spectroscopy techniques to solve the structure of lithium- and manganese-rich transition metal oxides.

Graphene doped with nitrogen and augmented with cobalt atoms makes an effective catalyst for splitting water.

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