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Surface science news, December 2020

Organic films just a single molecule thick can make metals such as aluminum easier to cut by inducing localized embrittlement.

By realizing the quantum anomalous Hall effect in a multilayered insulator, researchers have produced a multilane highway for transporting electrons.

Researchers have discovered that the electrons in magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene can create 'topological quantum states'.

Improved solar energy storage using a molecular machine

Nanomaterial-based device that can heat or cool buildings

By switching between two different nanomaterial sheets, engineers have produced a dual-mode heating and cooling device for buildings.

Researchers have developed an ionic liquid forcefield that prevents proteins from binding to and tagging therapeutic nanoparticles.

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