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Surface science news, April 2017

Open source hardware: first issue of HardwareX now available

Explore the first issue of HardwareX.

Stem cells can be turned into Schwann-like cells by growing them on printed, multi-layer graphene circuits and treating them with electricity.

Gray tin exhibits a novel electronic phase when its crystal structure is strained, making it one of the few examples of a topological Dirac semi-metal.

A new self-healing, water-repellent, spray-on coating is hundreds of times more durable than its counterparts.

Scientists have found a way to make graphene with fewer wrinkles, and to iron out those wrinkles that do still appear.

A group of Canadian researchers have investigated the optimal design for lightweight armour, using 3D printing and mechanical testing.

Gold nanoparticles have helped to reveal how to improve the light-harvesting abilities of a silver nanocatalytic material.

A novel carbon nanotube-based electrocatalyst uses just one hundredth of the amount of platinum generally used in electrocatalysts.

The thinnest, smoothest layer of silver ever made could find use in touchscreens, optical computing and metamaterial superlenses.

For work exploring boron doped diamond as a pH and chlorine sensor for water safety.

A new self-assembly technique using block copolymers can produce some of the narrowest wires yet for use on computer chips.

Cutting edge research at the interface between physics and materials science.

Wide-reaching analysis finds more women in research but physical sciences are lagging behind.

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