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Surface science news, November 2020

Researchers have developed a simplified modelling method for calculating the attractive forces that cause nanoparticles to self-assemble.

Computer simulations and X-ray analysis have uncovered new findings on the role of ionic interactions at the interface between graphene and water.

Moths’ eyes inspire design of antireflective coating for solar panels, smartphones and tablet computers

Researchers have developed a high-throughput method for analyzing the interactions between polymers and virus-like particles.

Improving bioelectronics with Nafion films

Bio-based, luminescent, water-resistant wood film for lighting

Environmentally friendly use of mussel shell waste with interesting properties

Anti-reflective coatings inspired by the biostructure of moth eyes

Researchers have developed a novel method for replicating the non-reflective nanostructure of moth eyes in molds and films at large scales.

Researchers have discovered that adding potassium ions to the electrolyte in lithium-metal batteries can prevent the growth of dendrites.

Localized surface plasmons on aluminum nanoparticles can power the conversion of carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide by graphite.

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Researchers have developed a novel bottom-up method for synthesizing graphene nanoribbons on a nonmetallic substrate with precision.

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