Modeling the degradation of star polymers

Researchers have developed a model for predicting the molecular weight distributions of star polymers undergoing mechanochemical degradation.

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Liquid interface allows multiple interactions for detection

A liquid interface has the unique capability to provide a common meeting point for hydrophobic, hydrophilic and airborne species, allowing them all to interact.

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Carbon nanotube broadband polarisers

Cole et al. report the fabrication of free-standing, horizontally aligned carbon nanotube membranes.

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The global energy transition – do we have a Plan B?

What can we do if the IPCC’s response to climate change – assessment of risk, vulnerability, mitigation, adaptation and cost – fails to deliver?

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Polyolefin catalysis and materials: a special issue dedicated to Prof. Minoru Terano

Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, on the occasion of Prof. Minoru Terano’s 60th birthday, has published a special issue on the continuing innovation in polyolefin catalysis and materials.

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Are single-walled carbon nanotubes derived from a zigzag graphene ribbon?

Researchers report that SWCNTs are tubular graphene in a unique armchair configuration, resulting from the growth of a zigzag graphene ribbon.

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Hybrid graphene–giant nanocrystal quantum dot assemblies

New work shows that new class of nanocrystals coupled to graphene causes bi-excitons to experience recombination and simultaneous emission of photon pairs.

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Exploring the possibilities and limitations of a nanomaterials genome

Professor Geoff Ozin and co-workers aim to categorise and organise the multifaceted properties and behaviours of nanomaterials.

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The global energy transition – do we have a Plan B?

What can we do if the IPCC’s response to climate change – assessment of risk, vulnerability, mitigation, adaptation and cost – fails to deliver?

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Polyolefin catalysis and materials: a special issue dedicated to Prof. Minoru Terano

Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, on the occasion of Prof. Minoru Terano’s 60th birthday, has published a special issue on the continuing innovation in polyolefin catalysis and materials.

Contrast Methods in Industrial Inspection Microscopy

Latest MaterialsViews webinar, sponsored by Olympus, will cover contrast methods for materials inspection, quality control, and R&D.

The event will take place on October the 15th at 16:00 CET, and is suitable for everyone who is looking to use a microscope for materials inspection or analysis.

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The global energy transition – do we have a Plan B?

What can we do if the IPCC’s response to climate change – assessment of risk, vulnerability, mitigation, adaptation and cost – fails to deliver?

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Book review: Handbook of Polymer Crystallization

Professor Shouke Yan, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, reviews this work in experimental and theoretical polymer science.

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Polyolefin catalysis and materials: a special issue dedicated to Prof. Minoru Terano

Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, on the occasion of Prof. Minoru Terano’s 60th birthday, has published a special issue on the continuing innovation in polyolefin catalysis and materials.

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Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award Presented to Brent Sumerlin

At the 2014 ACS Fall meeting in San Francisco, Brent Sumerlin receives the Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award and a symposium in his honor

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Ali Khademhosseini at the 2014 ACS National Meeting

Professor Ali Khademhosseini spoke to us about his research into regenerative medicine at the 2014 ACS National Meeting in San Francisco.

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Henning Sirringhaus joins the Advanced Electronics Materials editorial board

Professor Sirringhaus, from the University of Cambridge, is one of the outstanding researchers in the field of organic electronics.

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Henning Sirringhaus joins the Advanced Electronics Materials editorial board

Professor Sirringhaus, from the University of Cambridge, is one of the outstanding researchers in the field of organic electronics.

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Advanced Optical Materials – September Issue Covers

Check out the articles highlighted on the covers of the latest issue of Advanced Optical Materials.

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Inkjet printing and metal nanoparticles combine to shrink electronics

new research has combined inkjet printing and metal nanoparticle inks as a novel, low-cost solution for interconnect fabrication.

Polycarbonate coatings to prevent catheter infection

An international group develops a new three-component surface coating to reduce the number of infections caused by catheters.

Gold nanorods shown to inhibit migratory of metastatic cancer

Research shows that gold nanorods effectively inhibit the migratory and invasive properties of various metastatic cancer cell lines in vitro and in vivo.

Tubes treated with the surface coating showed substantially reduced staining when  exposed to a water-soluble blue dye.

Non-fouling nanoparticulate surfaces

A Harvard research team has used a layer-by-layer technique to assemble a nanostructured surface coating infused with a fluorocarbon-based lubricant.

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Engineers develop smart skins for aircrafts

Work is underway at BAE Systems to give aircraft human-like ‘skin’, enabling the detection of injury or damage.

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Micro electric motors fly with the Rosetta mission

The European space probe Rosetta has reached the comet Chury. Micro motors from the swiss manufacturer maxon have traveled with it.

Monitoring retina inflammation with Raman spectroscopy

Raman spectroscopy of the retina coupled with multivariate analysis might become a promising tool to study retina diseases in vivo.

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Purging the impurities from glass

More efficient refining method using iridium crucible saves 40% energy in glass production.

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SERS probes from silver microneedles get under the skin

Scientists from NTU have suggested the use of metal-coated microneedles to improve below-skin Raman spectroscopy.

Treating prostate cancer with low-temperature plasma

Using new plasma method may reduce the unwanted side-effects of prostate cancer treatment.

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A novel tool for microstructure separation in rubber compounds

For the first time thermal field-flow fractionation has been shown to be selective towards polymer microstructure.

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A profile of Prof. Xiaohui Qiu

Editorial Advisory Board of Advanced Electronic Materials: A profile of Professor Xiaohui Qiu.

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DIY Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy sensor

A team have combined “lab-on-paper” technology with SERS to provide a label-free, ultrasensitive and powerful tool for the detection of specific molecules.

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Indium selenides as promising thermoelectric materials

New work summarizes progress on the structural characteristics, synthetic methods and thermoelectric properties of a new class of thermoelectric materials.

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Thermosensitive magnetomicelles – a closer look at antitumor pro-drug delivery

Cisplatin pro-drug delivery via thermosensitive magnetomicelles is visualized at the interface between nanomaterials and living systems with sub-100 nm resolution

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A new twist for structural colour

Reflecting 30% of the light that hits it, the Pollia condensata berry uses structural colour—no chemical pigments—to outshine even the morpho butterfly.

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The future of energy storage from TiO2 nanotubes

A team from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has created long titanium nanotubes that show promise for use in fast charge/discharge batteries.

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Imaging unbalanced tendons with SHG

Researchers have imaged the structural organization of tendon with second harmonic generation microscopy.

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Down to the breadboard: getting to know Rainer Waser

Getting to know Rainer Waser, director of EMRL and winner of the 2014 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize.

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Flexible probes for spinal cord integration

An MIT research group has developed highly flexible fiber probes for observation and stimulation of spinal cord activity.

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Nanofiber sensor can detect and size a single nanoparticle

Chinese group develop a novel nanofiber-array sensor and experimentally demonstrate its potential in the detection and sizing of single nanoparticles.

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Efficient Electron Transport in a Semiconducting Copolymer

Hopping of localized, intrachain polarons leads to high charge carrier mobilities in a donor acceptor type conjugated copolymer.

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Upconversion nanoparticles as biosensors

A team in Hong Kong has developed a new method for detecting the lethal bird flu virus quickly, using a class of materials called upconversion nanoparticles.

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Nanoparticle concentration measured acoustically

Three-dimensional optoacoustic tomography enables quantitative measurements of nanoparticle concentrations to evaluate their biodistributions in animal models.

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Graphene Nanocomposite for Room Temperature RAM

Recent work reports the use of a magnetic graphene oxide-iron oxide nanoparticle nanocomposite to fabricate an MRAM operating at room temperature.

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Patterning organic electronics with microfluidics

Researchers have demonstrated a novel microfluidic method to pattern organic films directly in air.