Surfaces and interfaces – The year in review

Looking back at 2019, we would like to highlight some of the great research that has been published in RSC Advances over the year. We are proud to present a selection of the most popular 2019 articles published on surfaces and interfaces so far.

We hope you enjoy reading these articles – free to read and accessible to everyone.

Happy New Year from the RSC Advances team!

Philic–phobic chemical dynamics of a 1st tier dendrimer dispersed o/w nanoemulsion
Naveen Kumari, Man Singh, Hari Om and K. M. Sachin
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 12507-12519. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra00728h

Hydrogen evolution reaction activity related to the facet-dependent electrocatalytic performance of NiCoP from first principles
Jie Mou, Yuyue Gao, Jingbo Wang, Jianyi Ma and Haisheng Ren
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 11755-11761. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra01560d

Light induced reversible structuring of photosensitive polymer films
Joachim Jelken and Svetlana Santer
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 20295-20305. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra02571e

Light-driven locomotion of a centimeter-sized object at the air–water interface: effect of fluid resistance
Hisato Kawashima, Akihisa Shioi, Richard J. Archer, Stephen J. Ebbens, Yoshinobu Nakamura and Syuji Fujii
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 8333-8339. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra01417a

Adsorption and anticorrosive behavior of aromatic epoxy monomers on carbon steel corrosion in acidic solution: computational studies and sustained experimental studies
Omar Dagdag, Zaki Safi, Hamid Erramli, Omar Cherkaoui, Nuha Wazzan, Lei Guo, Chandrabhan Verma, E. E. Ebenso and Ahmed El Harfi
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 14782-14796. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra01672d

Study of the reaction of ninhydrin with tyrosine in gemini micellar media
Dileep Kumar and Malik Abdul Rub
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 22129-22136. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra03557e

Insight into the DNA adsorption on nitrogen-doped positive carbon dots
Fenglan Li, Qianqian Cai, Xiaoli Hao, Chengfei Zhao, Zhengjun Huang, Yanjie Zheng, Xinhua Lin and Shaohuang Weng
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 12462-12469. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra00881k

The influence of gradient and porous configurations on the microwave absorbing performance of multilayered graphene/thermoplastic polyurethane composite foams
Chaozhi Wang, Jiang Li and Shaoyun Guo
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 21859-21872. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra04735b

The electronic properties and band-gap discontinuities at the cubic boron nitride/diamond hetero-interface
Dehe Zhao, Wei Gao, Yujing Li, Yuyuan Zhang and Hong Yin
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 8435-8443. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra00784a

Acridine-based thiosemicarbazones as novel inhibitors of mild steel corrosion in 1 M HCl: synthesis, electrochemical, DFT and Monte Carlo simulation studies
Ekemini D. Akpan, Ibanga O. Isaac, Lukman O. Olasunkanmi, Eno E. Ebenso and El-Sayed M. Sherif
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 29590-29599. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra04778f

Super-robust superamphiphobic surface with anti-icing property
Huanhuan Wang, Haitao Lu and Xia Zhang
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 27702-27709. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra04997e

Bifunctional coatings: coupling an organic adhesion promoter with an anticorrosion inorganic layer
Aurélien Doublet, Marianne Kjellberg, Bruno Jousselme, Mathieu Pinault, Guy Deniau, Renaud Cornut and Gaëlle Charrier
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 24043-24049. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra03657a

Surface modification of an aramid fiber via grafting epichlorohydrin assisted by supercritical CO2
Xiaoma Ding, Haijuan Kong, Mengmeng Qiao, Luwei Zhang and Muhuo Yu
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 31062-31069. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra05395f

Magnetic properties of on-surface synthesized single-ion molecular magnets
Katharina Diller, Aparajita Singha, Marina Pivetta, Christian Wäckerlin, Raphael Hellwig, Alberto Verdini, Albano Cossaro, Luca Floreano, Emilio Vélez-Fort, Jan Dreiser, Stefano Rusponi and Harald Brune
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 34421-34429. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra06803a


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