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.

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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