Surface science news, August 2018

Computer simulations show water responds to nanoscale surface patterning

Computer simulations show that nanoscale patterning on surfaces is an effective means of engineering materials for unique water dynamics.

New platinum-gold alloy most wear-resistant in the world

A novel platinum-gold alloy, 100 times more durable than high-strength steel, is believed to be the most wear-resistant metal in the world.

Researchers can fine-tune the electronic, mechanical and optical properties of 2D heterostructures by varying the angle between the crystals in real time.

Multi-material smart material prototype based on seed coat of some plants.

Researchers have made triple-layered hollow nanostructures consisting of a conductive organic core sandwiched between two inorganic layers.

By mixing nanocrystals with polymers and ligands, scientists have found a way to switch between a liquid-like state and a solid-like state.

Quantum computing could benefit from the finding that electrons can be trapped between graphene nanoribbons with different topologies,

Long-term water-repellent metal surfaces may be one step closer.

Using a form of Raman microscopy developed for biomedical studies, scientists have explored the mechanism behind dendrite growth in lithium batteries.

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