Targeting cancer cells with functionalised nanorods

Researchers have described composite nanorods that consist of long iron segments and short gold tips and can be functionalized with biomolecules of interest.

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Advances in glycerol polymers

Glycerol polymers represent a major opportunity for replacing or complementing the current polymers used in the biomedical market.

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Cancer treatment based on PLGA microparticles

Researchers have developed a cancer imaging and therapy agent composed of PLGA microparticles encapsulating a perfluorocarbon liquid core.

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Radiation protection from tungsten nanotechnology

Korean researchers have developed lightweight commercial gamma radiation shielding based on tungsten/polyethylene nanocomposites.

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LEDs win Japanese researchers 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics

2014 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to inventors of efficient blue LEDs.

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Graphene as a building block for flexible touchscreens

Graphene-treated nanowires could soon replace current touchscreen technology, reducing production costs and allowing for more affordable, flexible displays.

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Microvascular electrospun scaffolds

A combination of 3D printing and electrospinning can be used for micropatterning fibrous scaffolds that are suturable, porous, and biodegradable.

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A consistent search for low-defect polymers

The Fredrickson group at UC Santa Barbara uses self-consistent field theory to explore the formation of defects in diblock copolymers.

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Next generation batteries with titanium dioxide anodes

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have developed a new battery that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only 2 minutes.

Unique catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells synthesized

Researchers show how a unique nano-alloy composed of palladium nano-islands embedded in tungsten nanoparticles creates a new type of catalyst.

Contrast Methods in Industrial Inspection Microscopy

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

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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.

Nuclear waste storage materials research wins grant

An American team have won an $800,000 grant to research stable materials for nuclear waste storage.

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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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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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Modeling blood capillaries to prevent shock

Monitoring of blood capillary/vessel patterns with spatially resolved diffuse reflectance spectrometry might allow for the early detection of clinical shock.

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LEDs win Japanese researchers 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics

2014 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to inventors of efficient blue LEDs.

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Graphene as a building block for flexible touchscreens

Graphene-treated nanowires could soon replace current touchscreen technology, reducing production costs and allowing for more affordable, flexible displays.

Multifunctional coating to improve DSSCs

A new multifunctional coating system to increase the sunlight harvesting ability and the operational lifetime of organic DSSC devices has been proposed.

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Microvascular electrospun scaffolds

A combination of 3D printing and electrospinning can be used for micropatterning fibrous scaffolds that are suturable, porous, and biodegradable.

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A consistent search for low-defect polymers

The Fredrickson group at UC Santa Barbara uses self-consistent field theory to explore the formation of defects in diblock copolymers.

How transparent can a layer of gold be?

Experiments have resulted in gold films with a theoretically expected transparency of over 80% in the visible range.

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Biological and nanotoxicity assay for cellular nanoparticles

The combination of flow cytometry and X-ray fluorescence enables semi-quantitative estimation of cellular SiO2 nanoparticles and their biological effects.

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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.

plan-b-energy-transition

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.

Mass producing defect-free graphene

Donghua University researchers produce graphene and graphene nanosheet (GNS)/Al2O3 composites.

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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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Strong casted material bond

The research project Gen-Cast at the Foundry Institute RWTH Aachen University has demonstrated successful composite casting.

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Forcing light into a log spiral

Singaporean researchers have used logarithmic spirals to study light-matter interaction at the microscale, and discovered a previously unknown phenomenon.

Stimuli-responsive dynamic hydrogels

A team have developed the first stimuli-responsive protein hydrogel whose mechanical properties can be dynamically tuned in response to external stimuli.