Surface science news, May 2017

Scientists have developed a fast, non-destructive optical method for analyzing defects in 2D materials

Using non-ionic polymer nanoparticles that shine different colors depending on their size, scientists have developed a coating process for coloring metals.

Two new discoveries provide a way to ‘stencil’ 2D materials in precise locations and overcome a barrier to their use in next-generation electronics.

Using a novel analytical method, scientists have discovered that a 2D crystal of chromium germanium telluride possesses intrinsic ferromagnetism.

There will be four awards of $2,000 each for Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia and Acta Biomaterialia.

Scientists have used graphene to transfer intricate crystalline patterns from an underlying semiconductor wafer to a top layer of identical material.

Applying a coating of methyl viologen to lithium metal anodes can stabilize battery performance and eliminate dendrite growth.

Ultrathin superconducting film from woven nanowires.

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