Surface science news, February 2023

Peptide 3D-printing inks for cell structures

3D-printing structures for housing human cells using self-assembling peptide ink

A new chemical vapor deposition technique takes advantage of a 'magic solvent' to produce stronger polymer coatings.

Enhancing environmentally friendly food packaging

Sunlight-powered hydrogel that can absorb and clean polluted water

Reseachers have discovered that antiferroelectric thin films become ferroelectric below a certain thickness.

Researchers have developed a new type of microscope for the real-time visualization of the solid electrolyte interphase in lithium-ion batteries.

By growing layers of lithium metal on a lithium-hating surface, researchers have managed to produce fast-charging lithium-metal batteries.

Extremely short pulses from a high-powered laser can cause tiny defects in lithium-ion battery materials that actually enhance their performance.

Researchers have developed a solar-absorber gel that can efficiently soak up and clean dirty water to make it drinkable.

Researchers have discovered that nanoscale defects and mechanical stress can cause the solid electrolytes in lithium-metal batteries to fail.

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