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Surface science news, October 2016

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Using organo-metal halide perovskite films to improve solar cells.

Researchers have determined that the surface texture of gallium nitride materials can influence the health of nearby cells.

Find out more about this years Reaxys PhD Prize winners.

Researchers have used the shape of cicada wings as a template to create antireflective structures made from titanium dioxide.

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A novel simulation technique can predict the defects in 2D materials caused by bombardment with noble gas ions.

When grown on silver, the 2D material known as borophene naturally forms corrugations, potentially making it suitable for use in stretchable electronics.

Scientists have come up with a way to position gold nanoparticles on a surface with a precision of 1nm.

Chitosan biocompatible and biodegradable 3D scaffolds made by flocking.

The Editors now welcome comprehensive articles and short communications reporting breakthrough discoveries and major technical achievements.

Scientists have placed a layer of graphene on top of a fatty lipid monolayer, as a first step towards surrounding graphene with a shell of lipids.

Researchers have discovered that the vast majority of the pores in zeolite-based desalination membranes are closed, greatly reducing their efficiency.

When compressed, layered materials will form a series of internal buckles, or ripples, as they deform, in a process termed ripplocation.

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