Surface science news, August 2022

A bit of brushing clears dendrites away

Researchers have shown that brushing metal powder into the lithium anodes in rechargeable batteries can prevent the formation of damaging dendrites.

Making surfaces water-repellent with sandpaper

Making surfaces superhydrophobic without using chemicals

novel precursors diethanolamine (DEA) and L-ascorbic acid (AA) in spray pyrolysis produces better cuprous oxide (Cu2O) thin films for electronics

By chemically modifying the surface of the 2D material MXene, researchers have created an effective material for absorbing mercury from water.

Using melamine to efficiently capture CO2 from flue gases

Polymer computing chip tracks health in real time

Using sandpaper and a selection of powders, researchers have come up wth a simple method to make surfaces superhydrophobic.

gold nanoparticles combined with a fluorescence dye improve the in vivo detection of Aβ aggregates for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

Using a graphene liquid cell, researchers have, for the first time, managed to capture images of single atoms ‘swimming’ in liquid.

Researchers have unexpectedly discovered that tetrahedron-shaped gold nanoparticles can arrange themselves into 2D chiral superstructures.

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