News tagged with surface atoms

UV light for producing customized surfaces

Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed a new process to structure surfaces and to apply or detach functional molecules. They use UV light for the formation or breaking of so-called disulfide ...

date54 minutes ago in Materials Science
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On-surface chemistry leads to novel products

On-surface chemical reactions can lead to novel chemical compounds not yet synthesized by solution chemistry. The first-step, second-step, and third-step products can be analyzed in detail using a high-resolution atomic force ...

dateSep 13, 2016 in Materials Science
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Meteorite impact on a nano scale

A meteorite impacting the earth under a grazing angle of incidence can do a lot of damage; it may travel a long way, carving a trench into the ground until it finally penetrates the surface. The impact site may be vaporized, ...

dateAug 29, 2016 in Condensed Matter
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Tracing barnacle's footprint

In infection diseases, membrane fouling, interaction with bacteria, as well as in rapid healing of wounds for example, the way proteins interact with a surface plays an important role. On a surface, they function in a different ...

dateAug 18, 2016 in Bio & Medicine
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New material can switch stiction and wetting

TU Wien (Vienna), KU Leuven and the University of Zürich have discovered a robust surface whose adhesive and wetting properties can be switched using electricity. This remarkable result is featured on the cover of Nature ...

dateJun 29, 2016 in Nanomaterials
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New two-dimensional 'borophene' sheet

(Phys.org)—Boron, the neighboring element to carbon on the periodic table, has chemical features that make it an enticing candidate for two-dimensional, conductive, atomically homogenous substrates similar to graphene. ...

dateApr 19, 2016 in Nanomaterials report
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