Thermally Controlled MOF Europium Transport for Explosives Detection

A thermoresponsive MOF structure is demonstrated to capture/release europium ions for the detection of explosives at room temperature and below.

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Shape Control of Metallic Nanoparticles: Gold Nanobipyramids

Shape control allows the polydispersity of gold nanobipyramids to be reduced to zero in one of the most downloaded Advanced Optical Materials papers.

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Rare-earth metal for large-volume chemicals

Scientists created a new chemical process that makes use of the widely available rare-earth metal cerium to improve the manufacture of nylon.

Rare-earth metal improves polymer manufacturing

International Year of Light: Diketopyrrolopyrroles

This month’s International Year of Light article reviews the synthesis, reactivity, and optical properties of a variety of diketopyrrolopyrroles dyes.

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Efficient protein conductors for bioelectronics

Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science present an insightful view of the copper binding site in Azurin and its role in solid-state electron transport.

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Breakthrough in thermoelectric materials

Researchers created a novel and much more efficient thermoelectric alloy by using liquid-flow assisted sintering.

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Journal of Polymer Science Poster Prize at the APS March Meeting

Three young polymer scientists are awarded the Journal of Polymer Science Poster Prize for DPOLY at the 2015 APS March meeting.

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Advanced Optical Materials Top 5 – April 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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Efficient protein conductors for bioelectronics

Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science present an insightful view of the copper binding site in Azurin and its role in solid-state electron transport.

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International Year of Light: Diketopyrrolopyrroles

This month’s International Year of Light article reviews the synthesis, reactivity, and optical properties of a variety of diketopyrrolopyrroles dyes.

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Figure 2. Peace -> War -> Peace with O2 again enabled by the endeavors of chemists and chemical engineers- Image courtesy of Chenxi Qian.

CO2: Conflict or Harmony?

Professor Ozin asks the question; do we want war or peace with CO2?

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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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A Pandora’s Box of New Materials – Metallopolymers

A recent issue in Macromolecular Rapid Communications is dedicated to this every growing field of material science.

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Journal of Polymer Science Poster Prize at the APS March Meeting

Three young polymer scientists are awarded the Journal of Polymer Science Poster Prize for DPOLY at the 2015 APS March meeting.

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Metallophilic crosslinking: a silver bullet for self-healing polyurethanes

Researchers at IK4-CIDETEC report a new, isocyanate-free synthesis of self-healing polyurethanes using a metallophilic crosslinking method.

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From Stem Cells to Nanotoxicology: Welcome to the World of Dr. David Tai Leong

David Tai Leong answers some questions about his world of nanobiology and new biomaterials.

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Enhanced Light Harvesting in Polymer Solar Cells

Enhanced light harvesting for polymer solar cells via ladder-type polymer donors.

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Trapping and watching motile cells

A new approach enables rapid characterization of living suspension cells in 4 dimensions while they are immobilized and manipulated within optical traps.

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World-record electric motor for aircraft

Siemens researchers have developed a new type of electric motor that, with a weight of just 50 kg, delivers a continuous output of about 260 kW.

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Engineering protein nanoparticles from amelogenin

Random mutagenesis of amelogenin creates a wide range of protein nanoparticles for biomedical applications.

MRS Spring 2015 Preview: Final show in San Francisco

An outlook to the forthcoming MRS Spring Meeting, to be held from April 6-10, 2015 for the last time in San Francisco, California.

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Towards better polymer solar cell design

Italian and Germany researchers reveal secrets in interlayers and architectures of polymer solar cells.

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New Routes to Polystyrene Foams via Lab-on-a-Chip Techniques

Polystyrene foams with controlled pore sizes and narrow pore size distributions have been synthesized via lab-on-a-chip techniques.

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Fluoroelastomers: click to crosslink

Azide–nitrile cycloaddition is used to make stronger crosslinked fluoroelastomers.

Carbonaceous Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

New work explores efforts using carbonaceous materials to develop highly efficient DSSCs.

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Aminobisphosphonates via Multicomponent Reactions

Functional polymers containing aminobisphosphonates are synthesized using controlled radical polymerization and post-polymerization multicomponent reactions.

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Advanced Optical Materials – March Issue Covers

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

Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials Symposium

The first symposium in Australia dedicated to the subject of 2D nanomaterials research, 2D15, took place in Melbourne on the 10th-11th March, 2015.

A novel movement mechanism – a tiny distortion that initiates a large movement. The microstructures determine how the macroscopic properties of the material will react to different environmental stimuli, such as being pressed or stretched.

Active material properties come alive with 3D printing

3-D printing technology has opened new possibilities for Israel Institute of Technology’s Stephan Rudykh to test his models of active material properties.

Exploiting Air to Shift Aluminium Nanoparticle Plasmons into the UV

Researchers from from China and Hong Kong have now developed an approach to shrinking Al nanoparticles.

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Flexible Bragg Reflectors for Optical Applications

Spanish group creates materials that combine the intense structural colour achievable with inorganic materials with the mechanical properties of polymers.

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A wrap up of drug carrier designs and their applications

Anna Musyanovych and Katharina Landfester review the production and use of polymer-based drug carriers with particular focus on their use in biomedicine.

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Wood, straw, cereals and rape will give power to 100,000 homes

Alstom signs two biomass contracts in the UK

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The role of conjugated polymer nanoparticles in DNA sensing

In the newest issue of Advanced Science, researchers from Nanjing expose the advantages of using conjugated polymer nanoparticles for DNA sensing.