A newly designed coating that enables some liquids to move throughout surfaces without any loss of fluid can power new advancements in various fields, such as medical testing.
The new-type thin-film solar cell technology is a revolutionary development that will pave the way toward introducing clean energy into modern homes and changing the way of life.
An insulator of sulfur and selenium made with flexible devices in mind may have found its true destiny: As an anticorrosive coating for steel.
Without thin films, there would be no modern electronics or high-quality mirrors.
The move to electric vehicles calls for a wide range of improvements in energy and power density, as well as more reliable and cost-effective lithium batteries.
Machine learning approaches are applied by material and mechanical scientists to quickly vet element combinations for use in next-generation environmental barrier coating.
Liquid gallium has been used to produce an antiviral and antimicrobial coating by an international research team. The coating was tested on a variety of fabrics, such as facemasks.
Biomedical engineers and surgeons at Duke University and UCLA have demonstrated an antibiotic coating that can be applied to orthopedic implants minutes before surgery that eliminates the chances of an infection around the implant.
Stacking extremely thin films of material on top of each other can create new materials with exciting new properties.
Researchers have discovered a new method to develop ultrathin surface coatings strong enough to resist scratch and dings. The new material was created by combining thin films and self-healing technologies.