Three Decades of Auxetics Research – Materials with Negative Poisson’s ratio: A Review

A comprehensive updated review of auxetic materials, their types and properties, and applications.

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Best of Advanced Energy Materials – June

Take a look at the great cover images from the June issues and top five most downloaded articles this month.

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Protein cages for drug delivery

Researchers linked a polymeric transfection reagent into a hollow protein nanocage for drug delivery.

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Combination of immunotherapy and nanotechnology for improved cancer treatment

Researchers have proposed a new idea to deliver anti-cancer drugs to tumor sites by combining immunotherapy and nanoparticles.

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Paper-based Surfaces with Extreme Wettabilities for Novel Microfluidic Devices

Open channel, paper-based microfluidic devices allow for the localization, manipulation, and transport of high- and low- surface tension liquids.

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Next generation optoelectronic devices

Researchers distinguish the origin and energetics of spectral features supported in nanoparticle-TMD monolayer hybrids.

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Advanced Optical Materials – June Issue Covers

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

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Soft Wheels and Rotary Motors Based on Peristaltic Motion

The Mazzeo Research Group has designed soft motors by combining pneumatically-driven elastomeric structures with peristaltic motion.

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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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Board’s choice: Polymer Photocatalysts, Polymer Mechanochemistry and Multicomponent Polymerizations

The advisory board of Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics provides you with a selection of the best papers published in the journal in 2016.

Features

New Solar Cell

A New Solar Cell with a CdS Layer for Improved Efficiency

A new solar cell is described that relies on a thin layer of clean CdS in which a high-field domain extracts holes from p-type emitters without having pn-junctions involved. This design is highly advantageous for increasing the efficiency of the solar cell significantly, by avoiding junction leakage and by increasing the open circuit voltage to its theoretical value approaching the band gap at T = 0 K.

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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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Best of Advanced Energy Materials – June

Take a look at the great cover images from the June issues and top five most downloaded articles this month.

2016 Materials Science Impact Factors

This year’s materials science impact factors have been released!

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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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Targeting cancer with polymeric thioxanthones

Researchers successfully prepare polymeric thioxanthones, which were shown to be used as potential anticancer and radiotherapy agents.

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Conducting Polymeric Materials

In a recent issue, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics published a special section on conducting polymeric materials guest-edited by Søren Hvilsted.

New ultrasonic testing device

New ultrasonic testing device

Ultrasonic specialist Sonotec introduced a digital ultrasonic testing device including touchscreen technology

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Surface recombination in III-nitride LEDs: negligible or important?

Researchers have carried out a simulation study choosing two state-of-the-art commercial high-power LED chips as prototypes.

Technologies for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Technologies for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Schaeffler is expanding in the electric mobility sector.

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Topical Issue: Image Processing in Biomedical Diagnosis

A special issue of Journal of Biophotonics is devoted to the topic of image analysis and processing in biomedical diagnosis.

2016 Materials Science Impact Factors

This year’s materials science impact factors have been released!

2016 impact factors in the life sciences

This year’s life sciences impact factors have been announced.

Physics impact factors 2016

This year’s impact factors in physics have been released.

2016 impact factors in Polymers

The newest impact factors for the field of polymer science.

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Molecular Nutrition & Food Research – Special Issue Nutrition and Cancer

Check out the articles highlighted on the latest Molecular Nutrition & Food Research Covers.

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Solution processed patterning for organic functional materials

Researchers in China have developed a simple technique for patterning functional organic materials over a large area via an indirect, solution processable method.

Ford Motor Company is the first automaker to formulate and test new foam and plastic components using carbon dioxide as feedstock. Researchers expect to see the new biomaterials in Ford production vehicles within five years. Formulated with up to 50 percent CO2-based polyols, the foam is showing promise as it meets rigorous automotive test standards. It could be employed in seating and underhood applications, potentially reducing petroleum use by more than 600 million pounds annually – enough to fill nearly 35,000 American homes. CO2-derived foam will further reduce the use of fossil fuels in Ford vehicles and increase the presence of sustainable foam in the automaker’s global lineup.

Ford uses foam and plastic made from CO2

Ford is the first automaker to develop foams and plastics using captured CO2 for its vehicle lineup

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Photochromic Triad as Multifunctional Switch

Researchers from China present a ferrocene-grafted photochromic triad that can act as multifunctional switch.

A shape memory material can be deformed into a temporary shape that holds its form until it is triggered to revert to its permanent shape by application of heat, as shown in this multiple exposure photograph made January 11, 2016.  University of Rochester researchers in the lab of associate professor of chemical engineering Mitchell Anthamatten have precisely tuned such an elastomer to change its shape when heated just beneath the human body temperature.  // photo by J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester

Shaping Shape-Memory: Achieving active control of polymer shape

The Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics has published a special issue on shape-memory polymers.

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Real-Time Dynamic Hologram of a 3D Object with Fast Photochromic Molecules

Researchers have achieved the real-time dynamic holographic movie of a 3D object

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A new paradigm for hybrid optical materials

In a new study led by the University of Adelaide in Australia, researchers have developed a versatile direct-doping approach to integrate UPNCs in glass. They discovered that the upconversion emissions of erbium ions can be used to diagnose the survival and dissolution fraction of doped UPNCs in glass.

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Nanoscale Electrodes for Flexible Electronics by Swelling Controlled Cracking

A new, economical approach to fabricate nanogap electrodes on flexible substrates is developed.

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Molecular Polymer Brushes in Nanomedicine

In a recent Talent article, Markus Müllner highlights the diverse applications of molecular polymer brushes in nanomedicine.

New Solar Cell

A New Solar Cell with a CdS Layer for Improved Efficiency

A new solar cell is described that relies on a thin layer of clean CdS in which a high-field domain extracts holes from p-type emitters without having pn-junctions involved. This design is highly advantageous for increasing the efficiency of the solar cell significantly, by avoiding junction leakage and by increasing the open circuit voltage to its theoretical value approaching the band gap at T = 0 K.