Surface science news, November 2019

Researchers have developed a novel polymer coating that dramatically reduces the amount of water needed to flush a conventional toilet.

Unsinkable metal structure uses spider sense to stay afloat

Metal structure that is so water repellent that it won’t sink even when damaged or punctured

Surface-plasmon-polariton waves between a metal and a dielectric may offer a way for tiny electronic components to communicate with each other.

By studying superconductivity in molybdenum disulfide, scientists have developed a superconducting transistor and discovered new superconducting states.

Scientists have found that a broad diffraction pattern can help determine whether graphene and other 2D materials are structurally perfect.

coating silk sutures with antimicrobial spider silk proteins could alleviate the problem of post-surgical infection

A combination of steel composite metal foam and epoxy resin is a better leading-edge material for aircraft wings than the aluminum currently used.

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