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Surface science news, June 2021

Researchers have developed a sprayable hydrogel that forms a barrier to keep heart tissue from adhering to surrounding tissue after surgery.

Research into using structures called dendrimers to deliver photoactive materials into cancer cells could yield new approaches for therapy and diagnosis

2D transition metal carbide nanomaterials known as MXenes show promising antiviral properties against some strains of SARS-CoV-2

Si/GaN could be ideal efficient and durable photoelectrode for photoelectrochemical systems capable of artificial photosynthesis

Researchers have developed a novel transparent polymer coating that can capture virus-laden droplets and aerosols, removing them from the air.

Researchers have shown that the atomic-level vibrations of graphene sheets coated in antibodies can be used to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

For the first time, researchers have made detailed measurements of how oxygen seeps out of the nanoparticles that make up lithium-ion battery electrodes.

Novel crystalline form of silicon for the next generation of electronic and energy devices

Biodegradable battery for the Internet of Things, integrated health monitoring, and environmental or agricultural sensing

A new material made from carbon nanotubes and a Teflon-like polymer can generate electricity by scavenging energy from its environment.

high pressure shocks shown to lead to new forms of matter

Researchers have found that highly aligned carbon nanotube films can rotate the polarization of light at terahertz frequencies.

Utilizing two microscopy methods, researchers have visualized the oxidation of hydrogen on a rhodium nanoparticle in real time at nanometer resolution.

Researchers have shown how controlling the alignment of atoms at the surface of battery electrodes can enhance their interface with solid electrolytes.

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