Chameleon Metals: Autonomous Nano‐Texturing and Composition Inversion on Liquid Metals Surfaces
Chameleon metals: Metal passivating oxide layer is a complex pseudo‐equilibrium system with a plethora of undiscovered features. In their Research Article (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.20191263910.1002/anie.201912639), M. Thuo et al. exploit the complexity of this thin oxide layer to engineer surface design and structure, resulting in the formation of compositionally inverted surface features and nano‐scale fractal‐like designs.
Source:: Angewandte Chemie Int. edition