Surface science news, October 2018

A novel technique uses a nickel film to harvest 2-inch diameter wafers of a 2D material from a bulk crystal and then stack them with other 2D wafers.

Can a simple coating stop ice sticking to concrete?

By creating nanoporous graphene and then covering it with a polymer layer, engineers have fabricated an atomically thin membrane.

Researchers have combined experiment and theory to elucidate the electronic structure and optical behavior of novel gold and silver alloys.

Engineers have developed a graphene-based technique for fabricating ultrathin, flexible semiconducting films from exotic materials.

Different materials surfaces can regulate the immune system response to an implantable material.

A flat lens made of silicon nanopillars with various cross-sectional shapes can focus a large range of colors of any polarization to the same focal spot.

Researchers have demonstrated that silica-rich waste can be used to remove charged species of radioactive Uranium from nuclear fission waste streams.

Engineers have developed a super-hydrophobic surface that can produce an electrical voltage when salt water flows over it.

A novel passive daytime radiative cooling polymer coating with nano-to-microscale air voids can act as a spontaneous air cooler on buildings.

Researchers have developed a method for creating an antenna made from a two-dimensional material that can be sprayed onto almost any surface.

A nano-filter made from sheets that naturally grow on liquid metal can clean dirty water over 100 times faster than current technology.

Non-precious metal Fe-N doped carbon electrocatalyst for ORR could make fuel cells more economically viable and sustainable.

Physicists have developed a bilayer graphene device that displays both efficient transport and control of electron spins.

manganese selenide nanocubes are promising anode materials for sodium-ion batteries

Acid-resistant CNT-supported iridium-oxide catalyst for oxygen evolution and reduction reactions.

Read the review papers published in the Special Issue on Surface Modification and Characterization on Nanodiamond Particles.

Treating two-dimensional boron nitride with a superacid helps it to bind with other materials, including nanoparticles and graphene.

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