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Surface science news, November 2018

Physicists have found the first evidence for a 2D material that can become a magnetic topological insulator even when it is not placed in a magnetic field.

A silicon photonic crystal with topological geometry can transmit light round corners with virtually no loss at smaller scales than ever before.

Liquid crystals can template the formation of arrays of polymer nanofibers to produce coatings that are sticky, repellent, insulating or light emitting.

Find out the recipients of the 2018 Extreme Mechanics Letters Young Investigator Award.

Bacteria and graphene nanoribbons help generate electricity on a mushroom

Bone-forming and -resorbing cells prefer nanoparticles of specific size, surface charge, and composition

A sandwich structure made from aluminum oxide, termed nanocardboard, is stiff, light, thermally insulating and even able to levitate.

Scientists have identified a new class of topological materials made by inserting transition metal atoms into the atomic lattice of niobium disulfide.

two-dimensional boron – or borophene – accommodates line defects in a unique way

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