Surface science news, March 2021

By utilizing a semisolid electrode, researchers have found a way to prevent the formation of dendrites in lithium-ion batteries with a solid electrolyte.

Researchers have designed a system of self-oscillating flexible materials that display a distinctive mode of dynamic self-organization.

A novel bio-based, fully recyclable polymer membrane for separating oil and water can be reused even after its pores are clogged.

New phenomenon discovered for half-auxetic materials

Researchers have shown that flowing ions near the cathode can prevent the formation of dendrites in lithium-metal batteries.

By cutting a periodic pattern of holes into graphene, researchers have produced a phononic crystal with controllable vibrational modes.

Using a weakly binding electrolyte, researchers developed a lithium-metal battery that can be repeatedly recharged at temperatures as low as -60°C.

By fabricating raised squares on the surface of an antiferromagnetic crystal, researchers have developed a novel data storage medium.

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