Stuart Parkin receives 2014 Millennium Techology Prize

Spintronics researcher wins €1 million award for his contributions to interdisciplinary materials research.

Stuart Parkin (Stanford University)

Tiny Step Edges, Big Step for Surface Science

Experiments at the Vienna University of Technology can explain the behavior of electrons at tiny step edges on titanium oxide surface.

Big Step for Surface Science

From mathematical process models to industrial polymer production

Macromolecular Reaction Engineering has published a special issue on mathematical tools and approaches for polymerization reaction engineering.

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New wood-based production plants to save material

Retrofit or new plant? This is the question machinery and plant manufacturer Siempelkamp will answer at the Xylexpo fair from May 13 to 17 this year.

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Enhanced oil recovery with polymer-coated nanoparticles

Recent research into the use of polymer-coated nanoparticles for enhanced oil recovery is reviewed in the Journal of Applied Polymer Science.

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From the Kitchen to the Lab: Dumplings Inspiring Nanoscience

Anisotropic polymer particles formed with structural control through a simple pressing method.

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A Positive Tone Resist – Patterns without UV Light Exposure

Researchers from the Sandia National Laboratories developed a new patterning technique where the patterned portion of the film is not exposed to UV light.

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Superior properties but prone to corrosion

Australian scientists found cause and effect of nanostructured bainitic steel’s tendency to corrosion susceptibility.

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Big Step for Surface Science

Tiny Step Edges, Big Step for Surface Science

Experiments at the Vienna University of Technology can explain the behavior of electrons at tiny step edges on titanium oxide surface.


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Coal transport ships are often used for importing coal to China and India

Identifying the Global Coal Industry’s Water Risks

The water–energy nexus is becoming one of the great challenges of our generation—one that also holds significant implications for all.

Illustration depicting how the leaf’s photosynthetic machinery for processing carbon dioxide, water and sunlight to solar fuels such as carbon monoxide, methane and methanol, is integrated into the nanoworld. Graphical illustration courtesy of Chexi Qian.

A Fossil Fuel Free World

Professor Ozin explores the repercussions of giving up our fossil fuel addiction.

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Book Review: Nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction

Professor Onuegbu Ugwu of the University of Nigeria reviews Nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction.

modeling for polymerization reaction engineering

From mathematical process models to industrial polymer production

Macromolecular Reaction Engineering has published a special issue on mathematical tools and approaches for polymerization reaction engineering.

Stuart Parkin (Stanford University)

Stuart Parkin receives 2014 Millennium Techology Prize

Spintronics researcher wins €1 million award for his contributions to interdisciplinary materials research.

Video abstract: progress in alkali-activated materials

John Provis of the University of Sheffield gives an overview of his latest publication: Durability of Alkali-Activated Materials: Progress and Perspectives.

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Interview with a Board Member: Jörg Lahann

A conversation with new Advanced Materials board member Jörg Lahann on research, publishing, and life.

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Tiny Channels for Enhancement

The enhancement of a liquid-based homogenous fluorescence assay has been achieved by using the resonant electric fields from a photonic crystal surface.

Defects in the crystal destroy the order of six-fold rotational symmetry. The structure on the left displays particles arranged in a pentagonal lattice; the structure on the right is a heptagonal lattice.

Crystal defect research holds information for new material design

New study finds how defects affect two-dimensional crystalline structures, and the results hold information for designing new materials.

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Clay: cost-effective nanofiller for advanced polymeric composites

The state of the art in clay-containing polymer nanocomposites is critically reviewed by Suprakas Sinha Ray.

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New lig in town: Renewable hybrid electrode based on lignin confined on reduced graphene oxide

A renewable hybrid electrode consisting of lignin nanocrystals confined on reduced graphene oxide (RGO) is developed for energy storage materials.

This image from a scanning transmission electron microscope shows the individual atoms in a two-dimensional sheet of molybdenum diselenide. Source: E. Ringe/Rice University..

Scalable CVD process developed for 2D molybdenum diselenide

Rice, NTU scientists unveil CVD production for coveted 2-D semiconductor.

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Photonic Biofluid Diagnostics

New publication shows the state-of-the-art in photonic biofluid diagnostics and points towards the bright future in the clinical sphere.

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A smart polymer kit for composing tailored novel materials

Peter J. Roth shows that postpolymerization modification reactions allow to compose well-defined stimulus-responsive materials.

The image shows a nanoballoon before (left) and after (right) being hit by a red laser. The laser causes the balloon to pop open and release the anti-cancer drugs directly at a tumor. Image: Jonathan Lovell.

Anti-cancer system bursts nanoballoons with lasers

New drug delivery method targets cancer cells – not the entire body – and limits chemotherapy side effects.

This is an illustration of the synchronous displacement of several domain walls over larger distances by means of customized perpendicular field pulses. Image: Ill.: Kläui-Lab, Institute of Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.

Setting nanomagnet domain walls into motion

Domain walls can be synchronously displaced using magnetic field pulses.

Iowa State's Reza Montazami examines a degradable antenna capable of data transmission. Photo by Bob Elbert/Iowa State University.

Simply melting away: dissolving polymer electronics

Iowa State scientist developing materials, electronics that dissolve when triggered.

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Cyclodextrin-Based Supramolecular Hydrogels

The application of cyclodextrin-based host–guest interactions towards the fabrication of functional supramolecular assemblies and hydrogels is reviewed.

A square-centimeter sheet of rebar graphene floats in water. The rebars allow the sheet to be transferred from one surface from another without using polymer in an intermediate step. The process was created in the lab of chemist James Tour at Rice University. Image: Tour Group/Rice University.

New graphene material is reinforced with nanotube bars

Rice University lab makes hybrid nanotube-graphene material that promises to simplify manufacturing.

Air exposure causes incorporation of gas molecules into the spiro-MeOTAD layer.

Degradation discovery could extend solar cell lifetime

Spiro-MeOTAD shows surprising behaviour in detailed OIST study.