Soft Actuation of Structured Cylinders through Auxetic Behavior

A new class of soft actuators based on the auxetic behavior of patterned cylindrical shells containing a layout of voids that can be designed to reversibly achieve flexural or twisting motion is presented.

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Studying the deposition of sexithiophene on fullerene

Prof. Zannoni and co-workers publish research on the deposition of sexithiophene on a fullerene substrate.

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Modeling improved organic solar cell behaviour

A new electrostatic model has been developed, which treats electrons and holes not as point charges or an average electrostatic density, but as delocalized Gaussian spheres.

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Ultrafast Electrically Tunable Polaritonic Metasurfaces

Scientists design an electrically reconfigurable optical metasurface by merging plasmonic metamaterials with semiconductor heterostructures.

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Impact factor increases 71% for JPS: Polymer Physics

The impact factor for the Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics increased 71% to 3.803, according to a Thomson Reuters update.

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Multicomponent Materials – Potential for Hightech Applications

This themed issue of Advanced Engineering Materials focuses on interdisciplinary research work on multicomponent materials.

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European Polymer Congress in Dresden

The next Congress of the European Polymer Federation (EPF) will be held in Dresden, Germany, from June 21 to 26, 2015. It is organized by the Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e. V. (IPF) and the German Chemical Society (GDCh).

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A new trick from liquid crystalline elastomers – responsive cell culture scaffolds

Biocompatible, biodegradable and porous LC elastomers were used as viable, soft scaffolds for cell growth and proliferation in a spatial (3D) fashion.

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Impact factor increases 71% for JPS: Polymer Physics

The impact factor for the Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics increased 71% to 3.803, according to a Thomson Reuters update.

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European Polymer Congress in Dresden

The next Congress of the European Polymer Federation (EPF) will be held in Dresden, Germany, from June 21 to 26, 2015. It is organized by the Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e. V. (IPF) and the German Chemical Society (GDCh).

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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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Impact factor increases 71% for JPS: Polymer Physics

The impact factor for the Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics increased 71% to 3.803, according to a Thomson Reuters update.

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European Polymer Congress in Dresden

The next Congress of the European Polymer Federation (EPF) will be held in Dresden, Germany, from June 21 to 26, 2015. It is organized by the Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e. V. (IPF) and the German Chemical Society (GDCh).

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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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Processes optimisation and up-scaling for graphene delivery

Processes optimisation and up-scaling for graphene delivery

The NanoMaster Project is reporting exciting results related to graphene and expanded graphite production and the development of novel nanocomposite intermediates.

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Aiming for nature’s molecular precision: a special issue on precision polymers

Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics presents new and exciting developments in the synthesis and properties of precision polymers, guest-edited by Michael R. Buchmeiser.

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Compact nuclear fusion reactor

US engineering company Lockheed Martin has reported that it has developed a new design for a fusion reactor that could be in use in a decade.

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Advanced Optical Materials – October Issue Covers

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

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Submit to a Special Issue on Bio-based Packaging

Submit a paper to the forthcoming Special Issue of the Journal of Applied Polymer Science on Bio-based Packaging.

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.

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.

BASF inaugurates catalysts manufacturing operation in Shanghai

BASF have inaugurated its expanded mobile emissions catalysts manufacturing operation in Shanghai, China.

Nuclear waste storage materials research wins grant

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

Exploring the chemistry of slag from flash ironmaking

Mohassab and Sohn at the University of Utah are leading a team to explore the chemistry of slag under the conditions of the flash ironmaking process.

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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.

Models of silicate melt structural entities that coexist in different ratios depending on the chemical environment. Q-notation for each structural unit and non-bridging oxygen (red) per silicon atom (grey), NBO/Si, are two different ways to indicate the extent of polymerization. The term bridging oxygen describes an oxygen atom boding two silicon atoms together.

Reducing the energy consumption of ironmaking

Utah researchers are leading an investigation on the chemistry of slag under the conditions of a transformational ironmaking technology being developed.

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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.

Polymers to challenge silicon photodetectors

A Chinese research group has taken a molecular engineering approach to optimize the solubility and thin-film morphology of low-bandgap polymers.

Fluorescence microscopy research wins 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Eric Betzig, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stefan Hell, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, and William Moerner, Stanford University, share award for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.

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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.