Surface science news, October 2021

Improvements to elastic polymer could reduce plastic pollution

Elastic polymer conflict resolved to help reduce plastic pollution

Researchers have designed a topological insulator in which the transmission of microwave photons can survive unprecedented levels of disorder.

Understanding how the mechanism by which mussels produce their glue

Researchers used liquid gallium to create a copper-based antiviral and antimicrobial coating for various fabrics, including facemasks.

3D-printed cheap and portable ventilators to combat Covid-19

Researchers have developed a computational model that can accurately determine the effect of sputtering on complicated, rough surfaces.

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Researchers have developed a silk-based material that can repel both water and almost anything that contains water.