Surface science news, February 2017

A novel metamaterial film can cool objects by reflecting incoming solar energy while also allowing the surface to shed its own heat.

Hair of blue tarantulas shows how to produce structurally colored materials.

Live webinar - March 7th, 9 - 10 AM GMT – The nuts & bolts of Peer Review: a discussion by Biomaterials Editors Professors Pandit and Yu.

Inspired by natural adhesive materials, scientists have developed a synthetic version that can be controlled remotely using UV light.

A new metamaterial can be easily manipulated to alter the stiffness of its surface by orders of magnitude, from rubber to steel.

A new computational design strategy can pinpoint optimal materials for coating the cathode in lithium-ion batteries to protect it from degradation.

A new oxidatively-modified carbon material is highly efficient at absorbing radioactive metal cations such as cesium and strontium.

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