Editorial Board Member: Interview with Takao Someya

Takao Someya talks about his new role as an Advanced Electronics Materials Editorial Board member, his research priorities, and future applications of flexible electronics.

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Printing 3D medical implants

Researchers develop an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants.

Jeffery Weisman, a doctoral student in Louisiana Tech University’s biomedical engineering program, uses a consumer-grade 3D printer and materials to create custom medical implant ‘beads’ that contain antibiotic and drug delivery properties.

A sense-act-treat system for chemotherapy

A smart nanomedicine that combines a pH-activated ratiometric probe with a therapeutic gold nanocage for combined cancer diagnostics and treatment.

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Directly observing the development of platinum nanocubes

The first direct observations of how facets form and develop on platinum nanocubes point the way towards more sophisticated and effective nanocrystal design.

Haimei Zheng and Hong-Gang Liao used TEMs at the National Center for Electron Microscopy and a K2-IS camera to record the first direct observations of facet formation in platinum nanocubes. Photo by Kelly Owen.

Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award Presented to Brent Sumerlin

At the 2014 ACS Fall meeting in San Francisco, Brent Sumerlin receives the Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award and a symposium in his honor

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Unexpected magnetic behavior of iron superconductors

New measurements are challenging conventional wisdom about superconductivity and magnetism.

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John Rogers on board with Advanced Electronic Materials

Interview with John Rogers as he joins the Executive Advisory Board of the new journal Advanced Electronic Materials.

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Ali Khademhosseini at the 2014 ACS National Meeting

Professor Ali Khademhosseini spoke to us about his research into regenerative medicine at the 2014 ACS National Meeting in San Francisco.

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Ali Khademhosseini at the 2014 ACS National Meeting

Professor Ali Khademhosseini spoke to us about his research into regenerative medicine at the 2014 ACS National Meeting in San Francisco.

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Editorial Board Member: Interview with Takao Someya

Takao Someya talks about his new role as an Advanced Electronics Materials Editorial Board member, his research priorities, and future applications of flexible electronics.

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Figure 2. Is your photocatalytic reaction powered by light or heat or both? Graphical illustration courtesy of Chenxi Qian.

Is semiconductor photocatalysis photochemical or thermochemical or both? (and do we care?)

Professor Ozin addresses a fundamental concern in the field of photocatalysis.

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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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Editorial Board Member: Interview with Takao Someya

Takao Someya talks about his new role as an Advanced Electronics Materials Editorial Board member, his research priorities, and future applications of flexible electronics.

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Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award Presented to Brent Sumerlin

At the 2014 ACS Fall meeting in San Francisco, Brent Sumerlin receives the Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award and a symposium in his honor

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Ali Khademhosseini at the 2014 ACS National Meeting

Professor Ali Khademhosseini spoke to us about his research into regenerative medicine at the 2014 ACS National Meeting in San Francisco.

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Editorial Board Member: Interview with Takao Someya

Takao Someya talks about his new role as an Advanced Electronics Materials Editorial Board member, his research priorities, and future applications of flexible electronics.

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Multifunctional nanocarriers for therapeutic immunology and diagnostics

A new class of iron oxide nanocarrier activates the immune system and serves as a contrast agent for multiple imaging techniques.

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Aviation biofuel made from tobacco plants

Boeing Partners with South African Airways for a pioneering project that will make sustainable aviation biofuel from a new tobacco plant, not cigarettes.

Time has come for electric aircraft

Time has come for electric aircraft

Airbus Group is now setting its sights on achieving silent, CO2-free, all-electric flight for both unmanned and passenger aircraft over the next three decades.

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Sang-Woo Kim: Executive Advisory Board member for Advanced Electronic Materials

We talk to Sang-Woo Kim on his appointment to the Executive Advisory Board for Advanced Electronic Materials.

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Easy-functionalised DNA for better conductivity

Nanowires can be produced by pulling DNA over micropillar arrays, leaving a simple overcoating step to improve conductivity.

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Crosslinking hydrogels for better micrometer cell manipulation

International researchers have reported reported a crosslinker – an activated-ester-type photocleavable crosslinker – to prepare photodegradable hydrogels.

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Solving the MXene capacitive paradox

Entirely new family of conductive two-dimensional carbides and nitrides may lead to better energy storage.

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Gold nanoparticles kill aggressive brain cancer cells

A collaboration between nano- and neuroscientists has resulted in a system that kills the most aggressive, and most common, form of adult brain cancer.

Superhydrophobic nonwovens from naturally occurring polymers

a Japanese/German collaboration has succeeded in synthesising a biodegradable, hydrophobic polymer by modifying a naturally-occurring poly(amino acid) with a hydrophobic amino acid.

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This is your Brain on Art: Metaforming Nature

Professor Geoff Ozin highlights the latest in a series of collaborations between himself and artist Todd Siler.

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Solvent vapor annealing: secondary nanostructures made easy

The solvent vapor annealing method can be utilized to introduce structural hierarchy to PCL-based fibers.

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Overcoming clinical complications of vascular prostheses

Electrospinning and plasma polymerization are combined to provide vascular graft scaffolds that are mechanically compliant and biocompatible.

Wiley-VCH is looking for two assistant editors (f/m)

Wiley-VCH seeks two assistant editors for their materials science program, to be based in Weinheim, south-west Germany.

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Polyhydroxylated metallofullerenols play dual roles to activate macrophages

Prof. Chunying Chen and her colleagues from the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China demonstrate that polyhydroxylated metallofullerenol can activate primary mouse macrophages to produce pro-inflammatory cytokines.

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Spray-on LECs: dinner in the dark or a light-emitting fork?

A spray-sintering technique enables the fabrication of light-emitting electrochemical devices on complex substrates.

Better quantification of blood samples: more signal, less background

A team based in Germany develop a new method for simultaneous quantification of ZnPP and PPIX in unwashed blood samples.

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DNAzyme controlled aggregation of gold nanoparticles for DNA sensors and aptasensors

Researchers have developed a DNA biosensor system by controlling the aggregation of AuNPs using horseradish-peroxidase-mimicking DNAzyme.

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Getting back to the basics of nanomaterials for better nanomedicine

Can’t see the forest for the nanowire trees? Take a leaf out of this book, and get back to nanomaterial basics to improve nanomedicine.

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Electromagnetic absorbers: from narrow to broad

Chinese scientists have given an overview on the principle of different types of narrowband EM absorbers.

Voltage loss in polymer solar cells down to the dielectric constant

High dielectric constant polymer solar cells found to behave as efficiently as their inorganic counterparts.

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Cancer all-clear for nonlinear optical imaging

Dutch researchers have estimated the risk of squamous cell cancer induction in skin following nonlinear optical imaging.

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New class of industrial polymers discovered

New experimental polymers delivers cheaper, lighter, stronger and recyclable materials ideal for electronics, aerospace, airline and automotive industries.

Editorial positions available in Wiley locations worldwide

The teams responsible for leading materials journals such as Advanced Materials, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, and physica status solidi RRL are expanding Mand have editorial positions available in each of our locations.

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Annealing nanostructures onto electrospun fibers

Researchers have demonstrated that a simple SVA treatment can effectively inscribe secondary nanostructures onto PCL and PCL-based composite fibers.

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Tissue Implantable Insulin Sensors

A team from MIT explores the dynamics and operation of a hypothetical insulin sensor using a model for glucose, insulin and glucagon circulating in the body.

2014 impact factors in polymer science

The numbers from this year’s journal citation report for polymer science.

Physics impact factors for 2014

The materials physics impact factors for 2014 have just been released.

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The latest materials science impact factors have been announced.

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Analyzing Lithium–Sulfur Batteries in Operando Mode

A new technique is developed for studying lithium-sulfur batteries in operation: UV/Vis spectroscopy in operando mode.

Nitin Samarth, department head of physics at Penn State, works with the molecular beam epitaxy equipment in his lab. He conducts research to design and build new materials needed for radically new kinds of computer chips that could open the door to a new era of super-fast quantum computers. Credit: Fredric Weber, Penn State University.

Topological insulators: a new approach to spintronics

New material combination could lead to a more efficient approach to computer memory and logic.