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Surface science news, May 2018

New electronic textiles can take the heat

Pyroprotein-based electronic textiles are durable and simple to make for applications such as energy harvesting.

Chemists have found a way to functionalize boron nitride nanotubes using a chemical process known as the Billups-Birch reaction.

A novel magnetic material with a unique honeycomb structure could help produce electronic components that utilize less energy and produce less heat.

Scientists have discovered that certain oxide support materials can help prevent the carbon monoxide poisoning that can deactivate exhaust gas catalysts.

Combining nanodiamonds with 2D molybdenum disulfide layers creates onion-like carbon that can act as a dry lubricant.

Giant photo-effect in graphene decorated with Pt nanoparticles boosts proton transport and hydrogen generation.

The Acta Journals are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Reviewer awards for excellence in reviewing in 2017.

New soft, smart glucose detectors can by monitor glucose levels directly and in real-time in tears and sweat.

By photodoping silicon cylinders, researchers have built the first metal-free, dynamically tunable metamaterial for controlling electromagnetic waves.

A novel method uses the tip of a scanning probe microscope to etch nanoscale features on silicon wafers with the need for chemicals or masks.

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