Surface science news, March 2023

Making perovskites more efficient

Synthesizing perovskites more effectively

Reducing the energy consumption of building homes

Scalable, automatable process for energy-efficient building materials

Researchers have developed a semiconductor metasurface that can dynamically steer light pulses from incoherent light sources like LEDs.

A new technique can reveal how materials respond – at the nanoscale and in near-real time – when they are scratched, indented or experience shear stress.

Understanding the complexities of complex materials

A novel plasmonic paint utilizes a nanoscale structural arrangement of aluminum and aluminum oxide to create different colors.

A novel heterostructure made from layers of a topological insulator, graphene and superconducting gallium could make an efficient topological qubit.

Researchers have used a nanoscale network of pyramid-shaped structures to prevent dust, including lunar dust, from sticking to surfaces.

Using electron microscopy and computer modeling, researchers have studied the corrosion of metal alloys by molten salts in one, two and three dimensions.

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