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Surface science news, August 2019

Scientists have come up with a novel protocol for enhancing hexagonal-boron nitride, which is notoriously difficult to modify, with carbon chains.

Scientists have created a 2D form of gold that is just two atoms thick, which has a catalytic activity 10 times greater than gold nanoparticles.

A new system comprising a polymer/aluminum film in a solar 'shelter' can help cool buildings in crowded cities without consuming electricity.

Treating perovskite solar cells with benzylamine to remove defects actually results in the formation of 2D material on the surface of the 3D crystal.

Scientists have shown that thin films of rust, or iron oxide, can generate electricity when saltwater flows over them.

Segregated sections of ‘zigzag’ and ‘armchair’ facets on carbon nanotubes growing from a solid catalyst are more stable than a circular arrangement.

Flexible sensor array mimics some of the tactile properties of human skin

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