Inkjet printing and metal nanoparticles combine to shrink electronics

new research has combined inkjet printing and metal nanoparticle inks as a novel, low-cost solution for interconnect fabrication.

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Non-fouling nanoparticulate surfaces

A Harvard research team has used a layer-by-layer technique to assemble a nanostructured surface coating infused with a fluorocarbon-based lubricant.

Tubes treated with the surface coating showed substantially reduced staining when  exposed to a water-soluble blue dye.

Engineers develop smart skins for aircrafts

Work is underway at BAE Systems to give aircraft human-like ‘skin’, enabling the detection of injury or damage.

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Micro electric motors fly with the Rosetta mission

The European space probe Rosetta has reached the comet Chury. Micro motors from the swiss manufacturer maxon have traveled with it.

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Purging the impurities from glass

More efficient refining method using iridium crucible saves 40% energy in glass production.

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A profile of Prof. Xiaohui Qiu

Editorial Advisory Board of Advanced Electronic Materials: A profile of Professor Xiaohui Qiu.

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Indium selenides as promising thermoelectric materials

New work summarizes progress on the structural characteristics, synthetic methods and thermoelectric properties of a new class of thermoelectric materials.

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Thermosensitive magnetomicelles – a closer look at antitumor pro-drug delivery

Cisplatin pro-drug delivery via thermosensitive magnetomicelles is visualized at the interface between nanomaterials and living systems with sub-100 nm resolution

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A profile of Prof. Xiaohui Qiu

Editorial Advisory Board of Advanced Electronic Materials: A profile of Professor Xiaohui Qiu.

Polycarbonate coatings to prevent catheter infection

An international group develops a new three-component surface coating to reduce the number of infections caused by catheters.

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.

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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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A profile of Prof. Xiaohui Qiu

Editorial Advisory Board of Advanced Electronic Materials: A profile of Professor Xiaohui Qiu.

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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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Down to the breadboard: getting to know Rainer Waser

Getting to know Rainer Waser, director of EMRL and winner of the 2014 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize.

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DIY Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy sensor

A team have combined “lab-on-paper” technology with SERS to provide a label-free, ultrasensitive and powerful tool for the detection of specific molecules.

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Indium selenides as promising thermoelectric materials

New work summarizes progress on the structural characteristics, synthetic methods and thermoelectric properties of a new class of thermoelectric materials.

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Thermosensitive magnetomicelles – a closer look at antitumor pro-drug delivery

Cisplatin pro-drug delivery via thermosensitive magnetomicelles is visualized at the interface between nanomaterials and living systems with sub-100 nm resolution

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A new twist for structural colour

Reflecting 30% of the light that hits it, the Pollia condensata berry uses structural colour—no chemical pigments—to outshine even the morpho butterfly.

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The future of energy storage from TiO2 nanotubes

A team from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has created long titanium nanotubes that show promise for use in fast charge/discharge batteries.

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Imaging unbalanced tendons with SHG

Researchers have imaged the structural organization of tendon with second harmonic generation microscopy.

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Down to the breadboard: getting to know Rainer Waser

Getting to know Rainer Waser, director of EMRL and winner of the 2014 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize.

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Flexible probes for spinal cord integration

An MIT research group has developed highly flexible fiber probes for observation and stimulation of spinal cord activity.

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Nanofiber sensor can detect and size a single nanoparticle

Chinese group develop a novel nanofiber-array sensor and experimentally demonstrate its potential in the detection and sizing of single nanoparticles.

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Efficient Electron Transport in a Semiconducting Copolymer

Hopping of localized, intrachain polarons leads to high charge carrier mobilities in a donor acceptor type conjugated copolymer.

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Upconversion nanoparticles as biosensors

A team in Hong Kong has developed a new method for detecting the lethal bird flu virus quickly, using a class of materials called upconversion nanoparticles.

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Nanoparticle concentration measured acoustically

Three-dimensional optoacoustic tomography enables quantitative measurements of nanoparticle concentrations to evaluate their biodistributions in animal models.

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Graphene Nanocomposite for Room Temperature RAM

Recent work reports the use of a magnetic graphene oxide-iron oxide nanoparticle nanocomposite to fabricate an MRAM operating at room temperature.

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Patterning organic electronics with microfluidics

Researchers have demonstrated a novel microfluidic method to pattern organic films directly in air.

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Advanced Optical Materials – August Issue Covers

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

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How smart is solid-state lighting?

American researchers have reviewed the current status of solid-state lighting, relative to its potential to be ‘smart’ and ultra-efficient.

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Self-assembly of ordered colloidal nanoparticle films on silicon oxide surfaces

A new approach to obtain colloidal crystal films from polystyrene nanoparticles in narrow structured molecular monolayers.

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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.

Better tissue engineering for better 3D systems

Japanese researchers have reported a unique method for structural organization of engineered tissue construct.

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.

Printing 3D medical implants

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

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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.

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.

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.

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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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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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Bioinspired bubble-generated system

Researchers report a method to mimic bubble-based propulsion systems found in nature.

Yimu Zhao, a doctoral student in chemical engineering and materials science, and Richard Lunt, assistant professor of chemical engineering and materials science, run a test in Lunt’s lab. Lunt and his team have developed a new material that can be placed over windows and create solar energy. Photo by G.L. Kohuth.

Developing transparent solar concentrators

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of transparent solar concentrator.