Soft biocompatible PEG hydrogels

Soft biocompatible PEG hydrogels with tunable mechanical properties and RGDS-content have been prepared by Löwik et al. using a copper free-click reaction.

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Advanced Optical Materials Top 5 – August 2015

The month’s top articles from the field of nanooptics, optoelectronics, optical devices, detectors & sensors, micro/nano resonators and more.

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Softwood becomes exclusive hardwood

Scientists at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen have developed an innovative treatment for domestic wood and timber.

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New air electrodes for zinc-air batteries

A*STAR researchers develop batteries with enhanced performance and lower resistance, improved charge-discharge profile, and notable cycling stability.

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Threatening Silicon’s Diamond Throne

Professor Ozin explores a new silicon allotrope with potential for high capacity lithium ion batteries, enhanced efficiency photovoltaics and next generation light emitting diodes.

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Tuning color – better organic light emitters

Researchers have recently prepared zinc (II) metallopolymers with effective emission color tuning from blue to red, suitable for photonic devices.

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Game changer in dip coating: doing more with less

Researchers in France bring about a big-time improvement that makes dip coating simpler, better, and greener.

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Tougher than tough: borate that expands under pressure

Scientists in China discover an unusual material that can expand, instead of shrinking, against external pressure.

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Advanced Optical Materials Top 5 – August 2015

The month’s top articles from the field of nanooptics, optoelectronics, optical devices, detectors & sensors, micro/nano resonators and more.


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Soft biocompatible PEG hydrogels

Soft biocompatible PEG hydrogels with tunable mechanical properties and RGDS-content have been prepared by Löwik et al. using a copper free-click reaction.

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Electrified World

Could we be living without fossil fuels in just 30 years time? Professor Geoff Ozin looks at the likelihood of such a Utopian vision of the future.

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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.

ICCAS special issue from Polymer International

A recent special issue of Polymer International is dedicated to The Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences established in 1956.

Polymer International – IUPAC Award 2016 Nominations

The Executive Editorial Board of Polymer International and the IUPAC Polymer Division have announced the 5th award for creativity in applied polymer science or polymer technology.

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Video interview: New PI motor

Mark Freyer, Head of the Product Division for Piezoelectric Inertia Motors at Physik Instrumente in Karlsruhe, discusses their new stick-slip piezomotor.

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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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ICCAS special issue from Polymer International

A recent special issue of Polymer International is dedicated to The Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences established in 1956.

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Advanced Optical Materials Top 5 – July 2015

The month’s top articles from the field of nanooptics, optoelectronics, optical devices, detectors & sensors, micro/nano resonators and more.

Monte Carlo models in polymer reacting engineering

When polymer reaction engineers play dice

In a recent Review article, Canadian and Brazilian researchers demonstrate applications of Monte Carlo models in polymer reacting engineering

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Polymer Thermoelectrics

New polymer-inorganic semiconductor composite breaks the record for n-type conducting polymers.

New composite material enables smaler CO2 sensor

New composite material enables smaller CO2 sensor

Material scientists at ETH Zurich and the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam have developed a new type of sensor to measure CO2.

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Degradation of Toxic Water Pollutants by Catalytic Amorphous Metals

Large surface area metallic glass particles were used for rapid dissociation of AZO dye, demonstrating the potential use of these novel materials.

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Electrified World

Could we be living without fossil fuels in just 30 years time? Professor Geoff Ozin looks at the likelihood of such a Utopian vision of the future.

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Nanocrystalline Low-Refractive Magnesium Fluoride Films

A novel sputtering deposition process for MgF2 thin films has been discovered by combining two chemical reactions on a pure Mg target with two reactive gases.

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International Year of Light: Complex Photonic Structures

This review gives an overview how light-trapping mechanisms based on nanophotonics principles can enhance light absorption in thin-film solar cells .

Fuel saving with adamantine coating

Fuel saving with adamantine coating

Coating engine components with diamond-like carbon reduces friction to almost zero.

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Ambient-Air Operation of Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cells

Flexible LECs with an ambient-air performance on par with identical glass-encapsulated LEC reference devices have been realized.

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Advanced Optical Materials – July Issue Covers

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

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The NMR detective: investigating LDPE degradation

Teymouri, Kwamen and Blümich from RWTH Aachen study degradation of LDPE pellets when exposed to air at different temperatures with a desktop NMR machine.

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Making large quantities of small silicone spheres

Researchers from the University of Illinois present the first demonstration of a scalable synthetic procedure for crosslinked silicone microspheres.

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Direct equilibration and characterization of polymer melts for computer simulations

K. Kremer and co-workers present an improved methodology to prepare well-equilibrated polymer melts requiring only local relaxation.

Thermoplastic composite for spacecraft

Thermoplastic composite for spacecraft

Developer and manufacturer of advanced composite materials, TenCate supplies the Astro Aerospace with thermoplastic composites.

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Synthesis of Hybrid Materials by Severe Plastic Deformation

Possibilities of creating hybrid materials with promising architecture and a desirable submicron scale structure by SPD processing techniques are discussed.

Tumour tracking nanoparticles as presented by Liu et al. in issue 5 of Advanced Science.

Probing tumour growth through infrared imaging

Tumour development is closely monitored through infrared emission from copolymer nanoparticles.

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Bioinspired swimming and walking hydrogel mini-robots

Underwater actuator devices with a range of motion, including swimming and walking, are demonstrated via laser-control of density of composite hydrogels.

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Rolling Out the Aluminum Carpet for Large-Scale Solar Cell Processing

Researchers have developed an innovative technique for depositing aluminum metal onto polymeric solar cells during large-scale roll-to-roll processing.