Surface science news, December 2021

New printing skin method helps heal chronic wounds

New material simulates all three layers of skin

Researchers have found that a nickel nanoparticle can catalyze the speedy synthesis of bilayer nanoribbons of molybdenum disulfide.

A copper surface covered in microscale and nanoscale cavities can kill bacteria more than 100 times faster and more effectively than standard copper.

Researchers have discovered that silica nanoparticles coated in polymer chains that are not too short or too long can produce extremely tough films.

By studying the restructuring of water-splitting catalysts, researchers have been able to manipulate their surfaces to greatly increase their efficiency.

Researchers have developed a novel catalyst comprising a layer of platinum atoms on a 2D material that can convert methane into ethane and ethylene.

Researchers have discovered what causes the damaging 'plating' effect on anodes when lithium-ion batteries are fast charged.

A novel imaging technology that compresses light into a tiny spot can reveal previously invisible details about nanomaterials, including colors.

Researchers have discovered that firing a brief pulse of mid-infrared laser light at quantum dots can stop them from blinking.

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