Recent Advances in Bioremediation

The new In Focus of Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology features work presented at the European Bioremediation Conference.

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Polymer Nanoparticles for Targeted Cancer Therapy

A novel method for preparing biodegradable polyurethane nanoparticles that will actively recognize cancer cells.

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Turning Greenhouse Gas to Valuable Carbonaceous Products in High Yield

A simple and effective system for photocatalytic CO2 reduction is proposed

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Bone-inspired Materials by Design

Design principles, and ways to manufacture them via additive manufacturing are studied, to achieve an amplification in mechanical properties of materials.

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Conductive Polymeric Biomaterials

Different mechanisms for imparting conductivity to non-conductive polymeric biomaterials are discussed in a review by Patton et. al.

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Tiny microbots clean up water

Max Planck researchers have developed self-propelled tiny ‘microbots’ that can remove lead or organic pollutions from contaminated water.

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Graphene Reinforced Carbon Nanotube Networks for Strain Sensing Application

A wearable strain sensor is developed that could sensitively respond to cyclic small strain.

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Lighting up enzymatic drug release by FRET

A new generation of enzyme-responsive HPMA copolymer-drug conjugates employing a enzyme-sensitive oligopeptide linker was developed. Fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) was applied to investigate the enzyme-responsive performance in both cells and animals.

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Career Opportunities: Assistant Editor

Interested in a career in scientific publishing? Wiley-VCH’s Materials Science journals is looking for an Assistant Editor (f/m).


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A biomass-derived porous carbon matrix with carbon nanotubes for enhanced Li-S battery performance

Researchers from the Hefei University of Technology and University of Science and Technology of China have improved the cathode performance in lithium-sulfur batteries by embedding carbon nanotube networks within porous carbon.

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The war against climate change: have we done enough?

Opinion: We can’t have a clean-energy revolution without molecules, polymers and materials. But what have we really done to help win the war against climate change?

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Book review: Bio-synthetic Hybrid Materials and Bionanoparticles

Bio-synthetic Hybrid Materials and Bionanoparticles, edited By Alexander Boker, and Patrick Van Rijn: book reviewed by Dr. Fabio Nudelman, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

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Advanced Optical Materials Top 5 – May 2016

The month’s top articles from the field of nanooptics, optoelectronics, optical devices, detectors & sensors, micro/nano resonators and more.

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Microchips made of paper: Elvira Fortunato and Rodrigo Martins named European Inventor Award 2016 finalists

The European Patent Office (EPO) has named Elvira Fortunato and Rodrigo Martins as one of three finalist teams for the European Inventor Award 2016 in the category “Research”.

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Black phosphorus unleashes the power of supercapacitors

Researchers in China build powerful and durable all-solid-state supercapacitors using black phosphorus nanoflakes.

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A conversation with Huisheng Peng: Editorial Board co-chair for ChemNanoMat

Huisheng Peng talks about how his research interests and career have developed and his role as an Editorial Board co-chair for the new journal ChemNanoMat.

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Soft Robotics for Physical Therapies

Researchers in Singapore have developed a strain-sensing actuator for rehabilitation and diagnostic devices for patient mobility and dexterity.

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Transmission of Waterborne Viruses in South Sudan Refugee Camps

Outbreaks of hepatitis E virus (HEV) are usually associated with contaminated drinking water. To identify virus transmission routes, researchers from Spain analyzed water matrices and food during a recent HEV outbreak (2012–2014) in a refugee camp in South Sudan. The viral indicator human adenovirus (HAdV) was detected in household samples but not in samples from […]

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Edible Electronics: An All-Food Supercapacitor for Medical Applications

A fully edible supercapacitor has been developed from food-grade materials by researchers in the USA.

The Blue LED photocoagulator device enables an immediate stop of bleeding and an improved healing process in superficial skin wounds.

Better healing with blue LEDs

Irradiation with a blue-LED haemostatic device improved the healing process in superficial skin wounds without adverse side effects.

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How Polymers Can Heal Wounds

For the first time n-BG particles are used to investigate their haemostatic efficacy in wound healing applications.

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Shape-Shifting Polymer Circles in on Itself

New triblock copolymer micelles undergo controllable morphological changes from rod-like to toroidal.

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Microchips made of paper: Elvira Fortunato and Rodrigo Martins named European Inventor Award 2016 finalists

The European Patent Office (EPO) has named Elvira Fortunato and Rodrigo Martins as one of three finalist teams for the European Inventor Award 2016 in the category “Research”.

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Electricity from waste heat

For the first time so-called thermoelectric materials reliably convert waste heat directly into electricity.

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Casting light on a photocleavable monomer

Using light to mediate the polymerization offers unique advantages over conventional polymerization methods.

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Liquid Glass: Casting Glass like Cement

Workers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology introduce “Liquid Glass”,

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Molecular Nutrition & Food Research – May Issue Covers

Access the latest issue of Molecular Nutrition & Food Research now.

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Bending Fatigue Testing of Titanium for Dental Implants 

Equal Channel Angular Pressing is applied to commercial purity titanium to increase its ability to resist failure due to cyclic loads.

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Watching apoptosis in 3D

A promising approach for watching cell signaling processes in their physiological context.

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Integration of semiconducting sulfides for full-spectrum solar energy absorption and efficient charge separation

A Chinese research team has recently constructed a unique ternary sulfide heteronanorod through a colloidal chemical transformation strategy.

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Advanced Optical Materials Top 5 – May 2016

The month’s top articles from the field of nanooptics, optoelectronics, optical devices, detectors & sensors, micro/nano resonators and more.

New world record for polymer solar cells

New world record for polymer solar cells

Polymer solar cells could be cheaper and more reliable thanks to Swedish and Chinese researchers.

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Spectral Conversion for Artificial Photosynthesis

Photoluminescent spectral conversion as a promising route to increase the quantum yield in natural and artificial photosynthesis.

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The superior performance of LX41 (red diamond) is highlighted by an arrow. Blue square: alloy Mg-30Li. Other symbols correspond to literature data for other hot-rolled Mg alloys and are explained in the original publication [Y. Estrin et al., Materials Letters 173, 252–256 (2016)].

A new ultralight magnesium alloy with a great promise for structural and biomedical applications

Developing increasingly lighter and stronger alloys for engineering applications is an ongoing – and never ending – endeavour of materials scientists.

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Bulk and surface electron transport in topological insulator candidate YbB6

Striking similarity in key ingredients for topological insulators (TI) and effective thermoelectrics are announced.

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A new family of dielectric materials

A team from ICMMO (Institut de Chimie Moléculaire d’Orsay) of Université Paris-Saclay recently showed that entropy-stabilized oxides can be substituted by aliovalent elements with charge compensation mechanisms.

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A novel probe for in vivo sialome imaging

Researchers in China have developed a novel probe for in vivo sialome imaging. Based on the click reaction the fluorophore is generated in situ.