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Surface science news, April 2021

Rotated graphene stacks up for better membranes

novel way of aligning graphene oxide sheets creates filtration membranes with improved flux and selectivity

Researchers have found that the 2D material MXene can make an effective, durable lubricant for use in challenging applications, like space missions.

Using different size barium sulfate particles, researchers have produced the whitest paint ever, able to reflect up to 98.1% of sunlight.

in-situ optical microscopy reveals how lithium plating occurs on graphite particle anodes

Understanding the bactericidal properties of plant and animal surfaces helps improve implants

Using a technique called helium spin-echo, researchers have followed the movement of individual atoms as they cluster together to form 2D materials.

Programmable, dynamically-controlled surface of moveable metal pins helps 3D printing

Rather than degrading over time, a water-splitting material made of silicon and gallium nitride actually becomes more efficient and stable.

The positions of tiny rigid plates integrated in a thin membrane can be controlled by mechanically varying the elastic forces in the membrane.

Researchers have found there are three ways bubbles can form on and depart from the surface of the porous electrodes in electrochemical reactions.

Using a cryogenic electron microscope, researchers have taken the first atomic-scale look at how 'calendar aging' attacks lithium-metal anodes.

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