Surface science news, May 2023

Researchers have designed and tested a series of textile fibers that can change shape and generate force like a muscle.

Self-healing mycelium leather shown to be possible

Mycelium properties could bring longer-lasting material

Stabilization by electron-accepting boron compounds helps structural analysis of anionic Pt(0) complexes

Electroconductive hydrogel for tissue repair, drug delivery and medical implants

Researchers have developed a nanoparticle-coated sponge that can remove metals like lead and cobalt from contaminated water.

Novel smart coatings for orthopedic implants have bacteria-killing nanopillars on one side and strain-mapping flexible electronics on the other.

A novel machine-learning method can detect internal structures, voids and cracks inside a material by utilizing data about the material’s surface.

Researchers have developed a novel technology for ‘growing’ layers of a 2D material directly on top of a fully fabricated silicon chip.

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