Easy phase transitions spur high piezoelectric responses

First-principles calculations reveal a flat energy landscape between the coexisting polymorphs in strained BiFeO3 thin films, which may lead to enhanced piezoelectric response.

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Heat Management for Flexible Devices

Researchers have come up with a unique materials design and integration strategy that can overcome limitations of flexible micro-VCSELs.

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High-performance wings in production

Next generation of Airbus’ wings intend to make aircraft faster, more efficient and quieter.

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Conference Report: 35th Australasian Polymer Symposium

The 35th APS took place on the Gold Coast, Queensland, from the 12th – 15th of July: three and a half days of talks from numerous areas of polymer science.

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Numerical modeling of sheet metal forming processes

This special issue is concerned with the numerical modeling of metal sheet forming.

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Roll-to-roll printing of flexible organic power transistors

The same roll-to-roll printing methodologies can be explored for printing of electrochromics, transistor logic and solar cell power units.

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Face the Edges: Edges of nanomaterials

Edges of nanomaterials show special and exciting properties and are important for the performance of catalysts or for materials such as graphene.

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Meet the Macro Awards Winners

This year, already a lot of excellent young scientists have received Macro Awards for their outstanding research in different fields of polymer science.

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Easy phase transitions spur high piezoelectric responses

First-principles calculations reveal a flat energy landscape between the coexisting polymorphs in strained BiFeO3 thin films, which may lead to enhanced piezoelectric response.


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A new concept for quasi-superlattice-based transistors

Researchers present a new concept for solution-processed low-dimensional metal oxide quasi-superlattice-based transistors with dramatically enhanced electron mobilities.

Features

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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.

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Meet the Macro Awards Winners

This year, already a lot of excellent young scientists have received Macro Awards for their outstanding research in different fields of polymer science.

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Conference Report: 35th Australasian Polymer Symposium

The 35th APS took place on the Gold Coast, Queensland, from the 12th – 15th of July: three and a half days of talks from numerous areas of polymer science.

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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.

More News

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Social Media for #SciComm

A new publication from Wissenschaft im Dialog describes the changes, opportunities and risks of science communication through social media.

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Conference report: Advanced Battery Power

This symposium is a meeting place of academia and industry for discussing current trends and requirements of a battery’s life from cradle to grave.

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Solar-powered family car of the future

A student team from Eindhoven University of Technology presents a new solar-powered family car that generates more power than it uses.

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Advanced Optical Materials – August Issue Covers

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

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Click chemistry in organic electronic devices

The last decades have witnessed a dramatic advance in organic syntheses from the viewpoint of environmental science and technology. In a review article, Professor Michinobu highlights a novel click reaction inspired by semiconducting polymer doping techniques.

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Targeting tumors with AIE nanoparticles

Aggregation-induced emission nanoparticles have been developed by East China University researchers for cancer diagnostics and treatment.

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A new strategy to treat acute myeloid leukemia

A new chemotherapeutic strategy combining MHPMA copolymer-based drug formulations for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia is presented.

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Wire-treatment machine for compacted graphite iron

Vermicular iron castings are resistant to changing temperatures for commercial vehicles and the railway industry.

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Changing reactor size and position to improve branched polymers

H. Tobita reveals that division of the zones in multi-zone reactors makes a significant difference in chain microstructure.

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International Year of Light: Structured Surfaces for Solar Absorption

This article reviews how structured surfaces can be used to maximize solar absorption.

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Multifunctional nanoarrays: flexible and precise nanolithography

High resolution nanolithography from combined fabrication processes creates multifunctional nanoarrays with applications in nanoimprinting and plasmonics.

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Photoanodes for Efficient Water Splitting by Photoelectrochemical Cells

Novel hematite-derived photoanodes for photoelectrochemical (PEC) cells improve the efficiency of solar energy storage by water splitting.

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Roll-to-roll fabrication of fullerene-free organic solar cells

A new paper introduces a new fabrication method for fullerene-free organic solar cells to help address their limitations and improve production efficiency.

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Supersize single crystalline perovskite crystals

Scientists grow record-breaking two-inch size organolead halide perovskite crystals.

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An Old Drug in a New Form: Dithiolethione Prodrug Micelles

Polymeric prodrug micelles for delivery of a dithiolethione drug have been designed and synthesized from amphiphilic diblock copolymers.

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Grafting Thick Films by Surface-Initiated Photo-Polymerization

Modification of surfaces by grafting polymer chains from surface-anchored initiators opens vast opportunities to engineer surface properties of materials.

SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering's Michael Liehr, left, and IBM's Bala Haranand look at wafer comprised of 7nm chips on Thursday, July 2, 2015, in a NFX clean room Albany.   Several 7nm chips at SUNY Poly CNSE on Thursday in Albany.  (Darryl Bautista/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

20 billion switches on a fingernail-sized chip

A development alliance produced the semiconductor industry’s first 7nm node test chips with functioning transistors.

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Inseparable: Twin Polymerization in Hybrid Material Synthesis

Twin polymerization describes the formation of two polymers starting from just one monomer in a mechanistically coupled process step.

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Improving Space Telescope and Sight

NASA and ophthalmologists using the the same technology to detect imperfections.

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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.