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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Bubble-free pumping of liquids in space

Fourth Capillary Channel Flow experiment on the ISS has successfully completed, revealing new possibilities for spaceflight technology and biomedicine.

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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.

Processes optimisation and up-scaling for graphene delivery

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.

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Molecular systems for flexible electronics

New research investigates the position of molecular memory on a nanometer-thick film.

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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).

Contrast Methods in Industrial Inspection Microscopy

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

The event will take place on October the 15th at 16:00 CET, and is suitable for everyone who is looking to use a microscope for materials inspection or analysis.

Click here to register now.

Features

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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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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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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.

More News

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.

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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.