Brushes Grown on Brushes

How to make one layer of polymer brushes on top of another layer by using a simple chemical initiator method…

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Hot-Spot-Light on Cells

Keep an eye on single cells with a new fluorescence imaging technique which gives a high resolution image of a surface using nanoislands.

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How Big an Impact?

As Impact Factor fever sweeps the academic world, we take a closer look at Impact Factors in general, and the performance of Advanced Materials in Impact Factor 2009. No vuvuzelas or video technology allowed…

MaterialsViews Interviews: Riccardo d’Agostino

Riccardo d'Agostino

Riccardo d’Agostino, Editor-in-Chief of Plasma Processes and Polymers, tells MaterialsViews about the new debate section in the journal.

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Nanoparticle temperature memory sensor

Ever wondered if your food has been kept cold enough before you buy it? Here’s a way to find out…using nanoparticles to sense and record temperature changes.

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Electronics made from ribbons

Tapered nano-sized ribbons have been made by tearing sheets of graphene from a sticky surface.

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Micro-medics

Micro-sized capsules with iron nanoparticles embedded in them could be used as smart drug-delivery systems to treat a range of serious medical conditions.

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Muscle Power: Piezoelectric Nanodevices Making Electricity

What if a nanodevice, implanted in your body, could power itself by harnessing the mechanical energy of your own moving muscles?

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MaterialsViews Interviews: Karen Gleason

Karen Gleason

MaterialsViews catches up with Karen Gleason, Associate Dean of Engineering at MIT, to talk CVD, scientific jigsaws, and The Good Doctor.

Small, Fast, and High Contrast

Imaging technique enables studies on the dynamics of nanocatalysts at unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution.

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