Aqueous hoverboards

Computer simulations, by a team at University College London, of tiny droplets of water interacting with graphene suggests a new approach to quickly moving molecules around a surface. The simulations show that molecules can "surf" across the surface whilst being carried by the moving ripples of graphene at least ten times faster than expected. Team member Ming Ma suggests that the work has "uncovered an unexpected result that may well be at the root of the promised performance of graphene in filters and sensors."