International Year of Light: 3D μ-printing

Three-dimensional μ-printing is a mature technology, enabling novel research fields in various disciplines based on three-dimensional microstructure.

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Zip it Up!! Single-Chain Polymer Nanoparticles via Intrachain Radical Polymerization

Dynamic synthetic polymer systems are emerging as modules to study structure-property functions, motivated largely by Nature’s biopolymers.

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Season the soup: the important role of salt additives

The synthesis of methacrylic zwitterionic, thermoresponsive and hydrophilic (co)polymers via copper-mediated polymerization is described.

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2D Materials – Beyond Silicone and Graphene

Michael Bojdys introduces a new class of two-dimensional polymeric materials for semiconductors.

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Fixing Carbon Dioxide – Doing Something Fast and Economically Sensible

We all love CO2 – let’s do it, let’s fix CO2 fixation!

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Light-induced color change in the sapphirinid copepods

The males of certain species of copepods, small marine crustaceans, produce some of the most spectacular colors in nature.

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Direct insertion of nanowires into living algal cells

The direct insertion of nanowires into living algal cells using inkjet printing technology is demonstrated.

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Advanced Optical Materials Top 5 – February 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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First transparent solar cells developed by physicists of Leipzig University

Prof. Marius Grundmann from Universität Leipzig and his PhD student Robert Karsthof, MSc, and further coworkers have presented the first such transparent solar cell in a recent article in physica status solidi (a).


Co2 Fixation

Fixing Carbon Dioxide – Doing Something Fast and Economically Sensible

We all love CO2 – let’s do it, let’s fix CO2 fixation!


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Co2 Fixation

Fixing Carbon Dioxide – Doing Something Fast and Economically Sensible

We all love CO2 – let’s do it, let’s fix CO2 fixation!

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Book review: Hydrogels in Cell-Based Therapies

Professor Alexander Zelikin, Aarhus University reviews Hydrogels in Cell-Based Therapies from the RSC.

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First transparent solar cells developed by physicists of Leipzig University

Prof. Marius Grundmann from Universität Leipzig and his PhD student Robert Karsthof, MSc, and further coworkers have presented the first such transparent solar cell in a recent article in physica status solidi (a).

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1st International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics

The 1st International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics was held at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), from 27–29 September, 2015.

Remote Magneto-Mechanical Nano-Actuation

Remote control actuation goes down to nanoscale

Nano-actuated magneto-mechanical devices can change shape on command using a remote magnetic external stimulus, with a control at the subnanometer scale.

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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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Carbononics – a new special issue in pss RRL

A Carbononics special issue in pss RRL – integrating electronics, photonics and spintronics with graphene quantum dots.

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Turning 3D Grain Maps into a Finite Element Mesh

Researchers describe a methodology for coupling diffraction contrast tomography and the finite element method.

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A Unified View of Dynamic Interfaces

Researchers from the University of Akron provide an early picture of a unified understanding of dynamic interfaces in nanostructured polymeric materials.

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Inkjet Printed Polyimide Films for Capacitors

Fan Zhang, Christopher Tuck, Richard Hague, Yinfeng He, Ehab Saleh, You Li, Craig Sturgess and Ricky Wildman present the first continuous fabrication of inkjet-printed polyimide films in the Journal of Applied Polymer Science. The films were then used as insulating layers in capacitors. Polyimide films are traditionally fabricated by lithography, requiring the use of photoresist that […]

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Paper call: Special Issue, Journal of Applied Polymer Science

Submit a paper to a Special Issue of the Journal of Applied Polymer Science on Structure, Properties and Applications of Thermoelectric Polymers

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Unusual Emitting Nanocomposites

Researchers have recently used blue-light emitting quantum dots (QDs) and stilbene units to prepare nanocomposites with unusual fluorescence behavior.

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Nitrogen Doping of Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites

Researchers from the University of Calgary in Canada and Washington State University Tri-Cities in the US manipulated the structure of CNTs by introducing nitrogen between carbon atoms in CNTs, and succeeded in improving the charge storage capacity of CNT/polymer nanocomposites.

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Dendrimers – Time to Meet the Expectations

Catia Ornelas highlights recent advances in dendrimer chemistry, and provides a critical discussion about limitations of and expectations on these systems.

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Using micromechanics to simulate the wear and tear of teeth

The use of micromechanical methods to reproduce and quantify tooth wear is reviewed and summarized

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Best of Macros – Edition 2016 Now Online

The editors of the Macromolecular Journals have nominated the top papers of 2015!

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Bifunctional organoiron dendrimers – a new family

Researchers describe the chemistry and properties of a new family of organoiron dendrimers

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The tiniest color picture ever printed

Scrona Ltd. and the ETH Zurich have been announced official World Record Holders for the smallest inkjet-printed colour image

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Versatile Protein Nanogels

Zhen Gu at Joint UNC/NC State Department of Biomedical Engineering gives an overview of the recent advances in protein nanogels for biomedical applications

pH stimuli are exciting triggers for the fabrication of responsive soft matter in water

Autonomous control with pH-responsive materials

In this feature article pH regulation in self-assembled materials is reviewed, presenting an exciting class of molecular imaging and therapeutic agents.

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Red-Blood-Cell-Mimetic Nanoparticles against Breast Cancer

A nanosized drug delivery system is developed, which significantly inhibits tumor growth and metastasis formation of breast cancer when loaded with the drug paclitaxel.

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Super-elastomeric polysiloxane liquids: breaking the record and the rule

Liquid polysiloxane materials set new record for high stretchability and challenge classic theory of elastomeric behavior.

Remote Magneto-Mechanical Nano-Actuation

Remote control actuation goes down to nanoscale

Nano-actuated magneto-mechanical devices can change shape on command using a remote magnetic external stimulus, with a control at the subnanometer scale.