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Surface science news, April 2020

Elastomers that replicate complex twisting action just through the use of light

Researchers have created a self-adapting material that can change its stiffness in response to an applied force by incorporating minerals.

Adding a low concentration of a 2D tin-based perovskite to a 3D version in solution produces a stable and efficient photovoltaic thin film.

new material for electrochemical sensing of hydrogen peroxide based on platinum dichalcogenide promises outstanding performance

Scientists have created a flexible membrane from a normally brittle complex oxide, and shown that stretching can change its electronic properties.

By using a laser to fabricate nanoscale patterns, researchers could potentially make the surface of metals such as copper lethal to bacteria.

When heated, a novel photonic crystal appears to emit more coherent light at infrared wavelengths than can be explained by Planck's Law.

Researchers have found that crumpling graphene makes it more than 10,000 times more sensitive to DNA by creating electrical ‘hotspots’.

Researchers have shown that the crystal structure at the surface of semiconductor materials can make them behave like metals and even superconductors.

Researchers have created a new rubber-like material based on plexiglass that could act as a replacement for human tissue in medical procedures.

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