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Surface science news, June 2017

Oxygen atoms embedded very near the surface of a copper catalyst play a central role in converting carbon dioxide and water into ethanol.

Controlling the dynamics of moisture responsive wrinkles.

An amino acid found in the sticky feet of mussels can make synthetic peptide nanofibers line up into strong hydrogel strings.

Computer simulations have revealed how a new electrocatalyst comprising nickel nano-islands on platinum can be both active and stable.

A new spectroscopy method can monitor the effects of radiation on materials in real time, including changes in thermal and mechanical properties.

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The efficiency of a perovskite solar cell with water-repelling layers increases when it self-organizes to stand on edge.

Find out more about the collaboration between HardwareX and Materials and Design journals.

By applying hydrocarbon molecules with two different magnetic centers to a gold surface, scientists have produced the first 2D ferrimagnet.

an engineered polymer nanoparticle can switch off the signal that drives the growth of blood vessels in biological tissue

Electrodes consisting of nanoparticles tethered to the surface of a charge collector using short organic conductors could revolutionize energy storage.

Adding different gases to a novel way for making graphene can make the material superhydrophobic or superhydrophilic.

Understanding the behavior of metal nanoparticles when undergoing oxidation.

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