Unique large-scale battery system

Construction of the world’s first modular large-scale battery storage system begins in Aachen.


Metamaterial Emitters Turn Cooking into Cooling

Researchers have reported the use of artificial photonic emitters towards highly efficient radiative cooling.


UN leader to be guest of honour at climate change book launch

The Secretary General will appear at UN Headquarters on September the 17th to launch Energy and Global Climate Change by Dr. Anilla Cherian.


Performance Improves for Sodium-Ion Batteries

Batteries advance with improved efficiency in positive sodium-ion electrodes, achieved using copper and iron.


Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

MIT spin-off is producing highly transparent, efficient solar cells in its Silicon Valley pilot production facility.


New bio-based polyol with excellent characteristics

BASF presents a new resin produced from renewable raw material without any disadvantage compared to petrochemical produced polyol.


Printing Glass

Mediated Matter Group in collaboration with MIT have introduced a novel optically transparent glass printing process.


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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Performance Improves for Sodium-Ion Batteries

Batteries advance with improved efficiency in positive sodium-ion electrodes, achieved using copper and iron.


UN leader to be guest of honour at climate change book launch

The Secretary General will appear at UN Headquarters on September the 17th to launch Energy and Global Climate Change by Dr. Anilla Cherian.



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.


Book review: Hydrogels in Cell-Based Therapies

Professor Alexander Zelikin, Aarhus University reviews Hydrogels in Cell-Based Therapies from the RSC.

In Focus: CHEMPOR 2014

Issue 9 of JCTB includes an In Focus section of the The 12th International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference.


2015 Small Young Innovator Awards: winners announced!

Xiaodong Chen and Yi Cui will receive the 2015 Small Young Innovator Awards in Bejing on the 3rd of September 2015.


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.

Huisheng Peng

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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High-performance wings in production

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


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.


Numerical modeling of sheet metal forming processes

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


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.

Manufacturing Process of Rhodium Nanoframes

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.


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.


Stable and Metastable Multi-Phase Systems for Elevated Service Temperatures

Articles from the German Research Foundation Research Training Group “Stable and Metastable Multi-Phase Systems for Elevated Service Temperatures” are presented.

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Gene therapy: Non-viral nanoparticles as delivery systems

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University present an efficient non-viral gene delivery system for safe gene therapy to treat genetic eye disorders.


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.


First precise 9-arm 9-component star polymer

Precise synthesis of multi-armed and multi-component star-branched polymers was achieved using living anionic polymerization in a new iterative approach.


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.


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.


Advanced Optical Materials – August Issue Covers

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


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.


Targeting tumors with AIE nanoparticles

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


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.


Wire-treatment machine for compacted graphite iron

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


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.


International Year of Light: Structured Surfaces for Solar Absorption

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