Surface science news, August 2016

Novel strategy to control dental plaque relies on a catalytic iron oxide nanoparticles and hydrogen peroxide.

Using a roll-to-roll processing method, researchers have produced polymer-based solar cells with a conversion efficiency of more than 9.5%.

Find out about the winners of the VUVX Student Prize.

Find out who won a prize for their poster at EMRS Spring meeting 2016.

Scientists have developed a new, simple method for fabricating transparent electronic circuitry using inexpensive and readily available materials.

Treating hybrid halide perovskite solar cells with a solution of methyl ammonium bromide can repair defects in the perovskite film.

Researchers have 3D laser lithography to produce atomic force microscopy probes of any shape and with a radius down to just 25nm.

Scientists have found a way to direct the self-assembly of multiple molecular patterns within a single material, producing new nanoscale architectures.

zwitterionic polymers – that contains an equal number of positively and negatively charged groups – can protect therapeutic proteins from immune response

Using advanced microscopy techniques, scientists have visualized the charge/discharge reaction in lithium-ion batteries in real-time.

Researchers have developed a novel metal-free metamaterial whose optical properties can be changed at the flick of a switch.

Using a substrate made from boron nitride, scientists have produced monolayer graphene nanoribbons with zigzag edges.

Gold nanowires heat up a bit when illuminated by a laser at room temperature, but heat up far more when illuminated at ultracold conditions.

Engineers have discovered that interfacing two insulating oxide-based materials makes them highly conductive.

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