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Surface science news, July 2020

multi-functional porous titanium implant could last a lifetime

Healing wounds using honey and silk

An update on an ancient remedy has potential for effective scar-free healing of wounds

By investigating insect surfaces, researchers have identified a nanostructure that can be used to engineer better water-repellent coatings

Doped graphene nanoribbons could help in quantum computing

Melanin that is enriched with selenium protects against harmful radiation from medical X-rays and in spaceflight

Scientists have developed a novel instrument for studying quantum materials that can make three kinds of atom-scale measurements simultaneously.

Researchers have developed a three-layer anti-reflection coating for making plastic sheets conductive and more transparent.

Researchers have used a supercomputer to perform real-time simulations of wear and friction on alloys of copper and nickel at atomic scales.

Embedding metallic nanoparticles inside ceramics could be key to exploiting their commercial potential in many applications

Smart medicines could generate drugs and imaging agents when they come into contact with diseased tissues

A light-powered metal catalyst, comprising tiny spheres of aluminum dotted with specks of palladium, can break the strong chemical bonds in fluorocarbons.

Materials called metal-organic frameworks can be spun into fibres to filter particulate pollutants from air

Researchers have developed smart adaptive clothing by showing that graphene can control thermal radiation from textile surfaces.

Researchers have developed a new abrasion-based method for producing heterostructure devices based on 2D materials such as graphene.

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