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Surface science news, December 2017

A novel measurement technique called Scanning Droplet Adhesion Microscopy can characterize the wetting properties of superhydrophobic materials.

Scientists have developed a technique for combining carbon nanotubes with ceramics and polymers to form novel composite materials.

New research reveals that when spraying metal coatings, melting hinders rather than helps.

Borophene could be the first pure two-dimensional material able to emit visible and near-infrared light by activating its plasmons.

Scientists have discovered why the two best methods for probing the electronic states of topological insulators produce different results.

A novel epitaxy method that incorporates van der Waals’ forces is able to grow thin films of the semiconductor germanium on mica.

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