Best of Advanced Energy Materials – April

Take a look at the great cover images from the April issues and top five most downloaded articles this month.

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UV and visible light cationic photoinitiators – an overview

There are many economic, environmental and production benefits related to using light as a trigger for processes.

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Space modules for industrial and scientific purposes

Bigelow Aerospace and United Launch Alliance join forces to foster habitable volumes in Low Earth orbit

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Droop in phosphors

Droop, the decrease of efficiency with drive, is a major technology topic for InGaN-based light emitting diodes (LEDs).

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Stability issues of the next generation solar cells

Due to the need to develop efficient, low cost photovoltaics, different emerging photovoltaic technologies have been attracting increasing attention.

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Stable gold nanowires for nanoelectronics

A new 1D gold nanowire is proposed for novel nanoelectronics by researchers in China. The design of the new structure was achieved by carefully considering the stability of 0D, 1D, and 2D gold nanostructures.

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Coming Unstuck: Versatile Heat-Reversible Adhesives for Debonding on Demand

Adhesives and glues are essential in a wide range of applications in modern life, from buildings to vehicles, and mobile devices to biomedical applications.

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Ion-Gel Films for Organic Electronics

Ion-gels have possible applications in organic electronics due to their favorable electronic characteristics and good thermal and chemical stability.

Example of the free-standing, transparent ion-gel film made by electron beam polymerization.
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Polymer International Poster Prizes at the Macro Group 2016

Polymer International presented the best poster prize awards to outstanding young polymer scientists.


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Re-Ni coatings for aircraft and aerospace applications

A unique combination of a columnar and multilayer structure was observed for an electrodeposit produced by dc plating in a single bath.

Features

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Titania mania – peering into the heart of photocatalysis

4D ultra-fast electron microscopy can peer into and peel away the most subtle details and beauty of photocatalysis, providing a new sharp focus realism of human-made nano machinery for the solar powered fixation of CO2 to fuels and chemical feedstocks.

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Book review: Bio-synthetic Hybrid Materials and Bionanoparticles

Bio-synthetic Hybrid Materials and Bionanoparticles, edited By Alexander Boker, and Patrick Van Rijn: book reviewed by Dr. Fabio Nudelman, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

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Best of Advanced Energy Materials – April

Take a look at the great cover images from the April issues and top five most downloaded articles this month.

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1st International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics

The 1st International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics was held at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), from 27–29 September, 2015.

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Black phosphorus unleashes the power of supercapacitors

Researchers in China build powerful and durable all-solid-state supercapacitors using black phosphorus nanoflakes.

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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.

More News

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Drinking water: water purification using multi-functional nanoparticles

Using a variety of techniques to develop hybrid scavenger nanoparticles, researchers in China have created an efficient and reusable water filter to effectively clean polluted water up to safe drinking standards.

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Tailoring degradation in polymeric nanogels

To tailor the degradation of nanogels, Scientists from Utrecht University investigated the impact of the structure of polymeric building blocks on the properties of nanogels and their degradation behavior.

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Polymer International Poster Prizes at the Macro Group 2016

Polymer International presented the best poster prize awards to outstanding young polymer scientists.

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Advanced Optical Materials Top 5 – April 2016

The month’s top articles from the field of nanooptics, optoelectronics, optical devices, detectors & sensors, micro/nano resonators and more.

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Carbon-dot nanosystem for photodynamic therapy

A carbon-dot nanosystem is developed for photodynamic therapy, which releases a photosensitizer bioprecursor in cancer cells upon irradiation.

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Biodegradable nanoparticles for cancer therapy

Nanoparticles have proven to be a powerful tool in fighting cancer through the development of personalized therapy options.

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Photocatalytic degradation of dye pollutants

A WO3–graphene photocatalyst has been developed that can efficiently degrade the dye Rhodamine B.

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Targeted gene delivery for the treatment of atherosclerosis

Researchers from Georgia Tech and Emory University have used gold nanospheres for the targeted delivery of anti-miRNA into inflamed endothelial cells to suppress atherosclerosis.

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Shaping up polyphosphazenes: star dendritic molecular brushes

In a new study, researchers from the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, present for the first time a synthetic route to prepare polyphosphazenes with globular, highly branched morphologies (so called “star dendritic molecular brushes”) and controlled size.

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Can Polymers Regenerate Teeth?

A common goal for tissue engineering has been finding a way to regenerate and repair the inflamed tissues.

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To Leach or not to Leach – Antimicrobial Polymer Materials

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a challenging threat to human life, especially in healthcare institutions.

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Titania mania – peering into the heart of photocatalysis

4D ultra-fast electron microscopy can peer into and peel away the most subtle details and beauty of photocatalysis, providing a new sharp focus realism of human-made nano machinery for the solar powered fixation of CO2 to fuels and chemical feedstocks.

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Textile-Reinforced Composite Components in Lightweight Applications (SFB 639)

This special issue of Advanced Engineering Materials presents research from the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 639.

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Ratiometric imaging of intact and disrupted nanocarriers

Researchers from Canada have used structure-dependent dual-wavelength emission to distinguish between intact and disrupted nanocarriers with ratiometric imaging.

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Long-term Stretching of Silicone Dielectric Elastomers with Soft Fillers

It is shown that soft fillers significantly influence the long-term stability of silicone elastomers.

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A Review of Biosynthetic Fibrous Proteins for Biomedicine and Bioengineering

Silk, elastin and collagen are naturally occurring fibrous proteins with a tremendous potential in biomaterial systems.

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Polymer dots for cancer imaging and therapy

Phosphorescent conjugated polymer dots (Pdots) are developed for cancer cell imaging and therapy.

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An Active Microarchitectured Material with Programmable Properties

Microarchitectured material that consists of small compliant unit cells that are independently controlled using piezo actuators, sensors, and microprocessors embedded within each cell.

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Research hydropower plant in the pastureland

Salzgitter AG and TU Braunschweig realize a research hydropower plant in Lower Saxony.

Winners of the Undergraduate Research Poster Prizes with Matteo Cavalleri, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Quantum Chemistry

ACS COMP/Wiley Outstanding Undergraduate Research Poster Prize Winners

The ACS Division of Computers in Chemistry presented poster awards at the 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition.

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Improving charge transport in transition metal oxide nanomaterials

Researchers from Singapore show that charge transport in titanium dioxide nanorods can be enhanced by doping with niobium.