Tunable wetting and adhesion of graphene
Phys.Org (July 7) -- Researchers led by MechSE assistant professor SungWoo Nam have demonstrated doping-induced tunable wetting and adhesion of graphene, revealing new and unique opportunities for advanced coating materials and transducers. "Our study suggests that the doping-induced modulation of the charge carrier density in graphene influences its wettability and adhesion," Nam explained. "This work investigates this new doping-induced tunable wetting phenomena which is unique to graphene and potentially other 2D materials in complementary theoretical and experimental investigations." Also: ECNmag.com (July 7), Science360 (NSF, July 8), Nanotechnology Now (July 9), AZoNano (July 11).