Molecular arithmetic operation on a single DNA platform

Diverse advanced logic circuits are fabricated to implement arithmetic functions based on a simple and single molecular beacon platform.

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Towards seamless bionic interfaces

New research solves two major problems in strechable electronics: poor adhesion and troublesome photopatterning.

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Toward Morphing Airfoils with Soft and Squishy Elastomers

New work is the first to describe the dynamic fluid-soft material interactions for both lift and drag of inflatable actuators embedded in stiff structures.

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Poly(phosphate) for Bone Formation

Poly(phosphate): An excellent review about the polymer’s physiological function, its biochemistry and its role during bone mineralization.

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Polymer solutions for food processing and consumer appliances

Solvay expands their portfolio of materials solutions targeting the manufacture of commercial food service equipment

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Hydrogels with Reversible 3D Ordered Macroporous Structures

Researches from Pittsburgh present their latest advances towards the characterizations of three-dimensionally ordered macroporous hydrogels.

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International Year of Light: Lanthanide-Doped Fluoride Nanoparticles

This month’s International Year of Light article reviews nucleation, growth, and upconversion properties of lanthanide-doped fluoride nanoparticles.

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Shape Control of Metallic Nanoparticles: Au–Ni–ZnO Nanoflowers

Metallic and semiconductor elements combined to create these lovely flower-like nanoparticles by researchers collaborating across China and Australia.

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Molecular arithmetic operation on a single DNA platform

Diverse advanced logic circuits are fabricated to implement arithmetic functions based on a simple and single molecular beacon platform.


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Advanced Optical Materials – May Issue Covers

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

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Features

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Keeping Good Company with the Chameleon

Professor Ozin explores the chameleon’s color-shifting ability, and how the same principles have been utilised in the lab and in manufacturing.

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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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Advanced Optical Materials Top 5 – May 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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MRS Spring Meeting 2015, April 6–10, San Francisco, USA

This year’s MRS Spring Meeting was again one of the largest ever.

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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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Shape Control of Metallic Nanoparticles: Au–Ni–ZnO Nanoflowers

Metallic and semiconductor elements combined to create these lovely flower-like nanoparticles by researchers collaborating across China and Australia.

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Perovskite solar cells: more than just a fad?

Michael Grätzel et al. show excellent device stability for perovskite solar cells tested outdoors in the hot, humid climate of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Nanogold chains assemble into multifunctional micelles capable of a variety of biomedical applications

Chained-up gold for diagnosis and cure

Nanogold chains assemble into multifunctional micelles capable of a variety of biomedical applications.

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Polymer solar cells with enhanced open-circuit voltage exceeding 1 V

Enhanced performance in polymer solar cells is achieved using a linked-acceptor type conjugated polymer.

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A new paradigm – functional and nonlinear optical metasurfaces

Optical metasurfaces offer a wealth of useful functionalities. Their nonlinear effects can be enhanced with the help of metasurface engineering.

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Lights on! Single molecule switches for molecular electronics

Light-induced switching of single molecule electronic junctions has been successfully demonstrated by researchers in Germany.

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Advanced Optical Materials Top 5 – May 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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Cutting diamonds with laser lamps

Lasers cut diamonds more precisely and some say more beautiful compared to the traditional method.

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Viable electron acceptors based on non-fullerenes

A non-fullerene material is presented as a potential electron acceptor for use in bulk heterojunction organic photovoltaics.

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Simplicity is the trump card – Quick analysis of optical spectra

Based on a quick analysis of optical spectra, a practical approach for assessing the melanin and blood content of the skin was developed.

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Wearable Strain Sensors via 3D Printing

A multiple core–shell 3D printing method has been developed to fabricate soft, stretchable, fibre-based, capacitive strain sensors. The sensors can be readily integrated into conventional clothing and used in gait monitoring.

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An Innovative Way to Produce TiAl Turbine Blades

New research on how to produce TiAl turbine blades through an alternative and cost-effective manufacturing route: spark-plasma sintering.

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From metal to insulator and back again

Recently researchers discovered that some metals stop being metallic under pressure.

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Turning over a new leaf — bioinspired catalyst structures for efficient oxygen evolution reaction

An efficient cobalt-based catalyst for oxygen evolution reactions has been demonstrated, with a bio-inspired, leaf-like hybrid structure.

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Printed Energy Technologies

A new special issue of Energy Technology addresses areas where advanced energy technology can be printed.

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Polymer-based infection diagnostics

German researchers have developed dual enzyme-responsive polymeric capsules for bacterial enzyme sensing.

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Macromolecular Journals – For a limited time you can now take a look at these selected Review Articles for free!

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Advanced Optical Materials – April Issue Covers

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

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MoS2–Pd composites for hydrogen detection at room temperature

Researchers present a molybdenum disulfide–palladium composite system for highly sensitive detection of hydrogen at room temperature.