Second-order nonlinearity with silicon waveguides

Newly published describes the generation of a second order nonlinear susceptibility in silicon by the introduction of an inhomogeneous strain.

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Preparing quantum-dot-dense liquid crystal composites

Researchers have demonstrated a method to prepare hybrid organic-inorganic multifunctional liquid crystal composites with high quantum dot content.

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Improving supercapacitor rate performance with MXene/CNT composites

Flexible MXene/carbon composite electrodes composed of alternating layers of titanium carbide-based MXene and carbon nanotubes have been fabricated.

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Metamaterials 2014

A report from the Metamaterials 2014 conference, held from 25 to 30 August in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Photo-induced anomalous deformation of PNIPAM gels

PNIPA gels are hybridized with uniaxially aligned inorganic liquid crystalline nanosheet and adsorbed with a dye deform anisotropically by photo-irradiation.

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Transparent electrodes derived from copper and tungsten

British researchers have reported a window electrode based on an ultra-thin bilayer of copper and amorphous tungsten sub-oxide.

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Data tattoos: integrating electronics onto human skin

Unusual materials and design strategies enable NFC technology to be embedded into electronic systems that are ultrathin, soft and stretchable, like skin.

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Flexible and printable magneto-electronics

A German research team have fabricated magneto-electronics that fulfill the performance and processing requirements for consumer electronics.

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Printing graphene for highly flexible electronics

Researchers develop a high concentration graphene ink suitable for screen printing and a screen printing method for fabricating high-resolution patterns.

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Metamaterials 2014

A report from the Metamaterials 2014 conference, held from 25 to 30 August in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Features

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Jarring Fears – CO2 War or Peace?

Professor Geoff Ozin asks: do we want to fight carbon dioxide, or embrace it?

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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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Two-dimensional materials: electronic structure and many-body effects

Special issue, guest-edited by F. Guinea, M. I. Katsnelson, and T. O. Wehling, is focused on electronic structure and other properties of 2D materials.

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Metamaterials 2014

A report from the Metamaterials 2014 conference, held from 25 to 30 August in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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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

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Multicomponent Materials – Potential for Hightech Applications

This themed issue of Advanced Engineering Materials focuses on interdisciplinary research work on multicomponent materials.

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Nanomaterials and photoacoustic imaging for better cancer detection

PDI-based organic nanomaterials have been successful developed and used for detection of deep human glioblastoma in mice models using photoacoustic imaging.

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Molybdenum disulfide nanosheets married with carbon nanofibers for high-energy batteries

Shu-Hong Yu and his team have developed a method to construct kinetically stable anode materials for high-energy applications.

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Polymer-based flexible bioelectronics

Researchers have created a low-cost, flexible bioelectronic device based on PEDOT:PSS, which they used for monitoring action potentials from cell tissues.

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Moving towards quantum computers

Joris van Slageren´s research group discovers molecular quantum bit with exceptionally long coherence time over an unusually wide temperature range.

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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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Forming perovskite films with ALD from a seed layer

Researchers have formed perovskite films from a seed layer grown with atomic layer deposition, an standard technology for dielectric materials.

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Superconductivity in layered iron germanide

Yang Zou and co-workers have found evidence for superconductivity in YFe2Ge2 with an unusual power-law temperature dependence of the electrical resistivity.

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Etching doped silicon to produce perfect plasmonic absorbers

Cheng, et al. have created a broadband perfect absorber for terahertz waves by etching doped silicon to form micro-scale resonant cavities.

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Acid-resistant epoxy resin trips up decomposition

An acid resistant, terphenyl-based liquid crystalline epoxy resin is described by Prof. Miyuki Harada’s team at Kansai University.

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Jarring Fears – CO2 War or Peace?

Professor Geoff Ozin asks: do we want to fight carbon dioxide, or embrace it?

ann-phys-special-issue-front-cover

Two-dimensional materials: electronic structure and many-body effects

Special issue, guest-edited by F. Guinea, M. I. Katsnelson, and T. O. Wehling, is focused on electronic structure and other properties of 2D materials.

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Improved MoS2 catalysts for hydrogen production

New research has found that “edge-free” monolayer MoS2 films supported by 3D nanoporous gold possess outstanding catalytic activity,

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3D isotropic metamaterials fabricated

A collaborative team of researchers has reported pioneering work to create an isotropic infrared metamaterial consisting of 3D metallic nanostructures.

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Si-doped graphene sensors developed

The Terrones group at The Pennsylvania State University in the US has reported a controlled technique able to dope graphene with silicon atoms.

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Random nanostructures make better flexible electronics

Nanostructuring improves optical confinement and limited light out-coupling efficiency from by the mismatched refractive indices of media in devices.

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Flavonoid-modified surfaces for medical applications

Researchers have successfully fabricated titanium surfaces chemically functionalized with the flavonoids taxifolin and quercitrin.

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Advanced Optical Materials Top 5 – Nov. 2014

This month’s top 5 most read articles from Advanced Optical Materials.

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Titanium composites reinforced in-situ by polymer-derived ceramic phases

A University of Padova research team have developed a simpler strategy for producing titanium matrix composites.

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Studying the deposition of sexithiophene on fullerene

Prof. Zannoni and co-workers publish research on the deposition of sexithiophene on a fullerene substrate.

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Modeling improved organic solar cell behaviour

A new electrostatic model has been developed, which treats electrons and holes not as point charges or an average electrostatic density, but as delocalized Gaussian spheres.

Funtionalising scaffolds for nanoparticle templating

Short engineered protein sequences have been used to initiate the simultaneous synthesis of two inorganic species in desired locations with nanoscale accuracy.

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Ultrafast Electrically Tunable Polaritonic Metasurfaces

Scientists design an electrically reconfigurable optical metasurface by merging plasmonic metamaterials with semiconductor heterostructures.

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Impact factor increases 71% for JPS: Polymer Physics

The impact factor for the Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics increased 71% to 3.803, according to a Thomson Reuters update.

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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).

Molecular systems for flexible electronics

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