Surface science news, October 2022

For the first time, researchers formed a rare-earth complex on a gold surface and then rotated it with a scanning tunneling microscope.

Smart underwater sensor alerts when wearer is drowning

Water-repellent smart sensor alerts when wearer is drowning

Some materials retain memory of previous stretching

Fast water desalination helped by new type of membrane

Using a novel microscopy technique, researchers have tracked the movement of lithium ions inside a promising new battery material in real time.

Researchers have developed a way to engineer the surfaces of materials that makes them both hydrophilic and very slippery.

Researchers have created a new formula for the world's whitest paint based on hexagonal boron nitride, making it thinner and lighter.

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

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Researchers have found that a crystal made of cobalt, manganese and gallium is a room-temperature topological magnet that hosts quantum loops.

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A novel platinum-gold alloy, 100 times more durable than high-strength steel, is believed to be the most wear-resistant metal in the world.

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