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Surface science news, September 2019

A new model shows how rubbing two objects together produces static electricity by bending tiny protrusions on the surface of the objects.

mechanically-triggered origami-inspired approach creates complex three-dimensional structures for biomedicine, electronics or robotics

Scientists have developed a highly durable fuel cell catalyst by using selenium to anchor platinum particles to their carbon support material.

Physicists have found that incorporating individual metal atoms into a surface in the right way allows the creation of single-atom catalysts.

A novel algorithm can identify MOF pairs able to connect to one another via the metal node on one binding with the organic linker on the other.

A novel de-icing technique uses an electric pulse to melt the ice where the surface and the ice meet, so the ice can simply slide off.

Researchers have created 2D flakes made up of domains of molybdenum diselenide and rhenium diselenide with a sharp divide between them.

graphene oxide offers a new way of delivering growth factors to 3D scaffolds supporting the regeneration of damaged cartilage

carbon nanocomposite aptasensor offers an innovative platform for quick and simple TB detection in clinical applications

By taking advantage of highly fluorinated organic compounds, chemists have developed a cheap and sustainable method for patterning metals.

Gold nano sheets for flexible electronic applications

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