Superbug-Resistant Bandages

This scanning electron micrograph depicts a grouping of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria.

With secondary infections from drug-resistant bacteria a real concern in hospitals worldwide, MIT scientist report a breakthrough that might be able to effect both prevention and cure.

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Nano Silicon Samurai?

Welcome to one of our guest columns, where active researchers can share their views on topics relevant to materials science. Professor Geoffrey Ozin from the University of Toronto tells us what he thinks about nanoscale silicon and its future. One thing that has caught my eye in the last few years is the burgeoning activity [...]

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MaterialsViews Interviews: Andrey Rogach

Professor Andrey Rogach, City University of Hong Kong

We speak to Andrey Rogach, nanocrystal expert and Professor at the Physics and Materials Science Department, City University of Hong Kong.

The Cheap Approach: Manipulating Polymer Nanofibers with Inexpensive Salts

Polymer fibers are of tremendous interest because of their unique physicochemical properties, such as large specific surface area, multiple surface functionalities, and superior mechanical properties

Optimum operational parameters have been obtained for fabricating electrospun PVA fibers.

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Nanoplasmonics – Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

Using nanoplasmonics to control optical properties

A recent concept article gives a round-up of how nanoplasmonic technology can be employed to control optical properties by use of appropriately shaped nanostructures.

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Rogach, Talapin and Shevchenko on ‘Organisation of Matter on Different Size Scales’

Prof. Andrey Rogach, Prof. Dmitri Talapin and Dr. Elena Shevchenko look back on 10 exciting years of nanocrystal superstructures.

Embedded Rods: Chitin-Silicon Dioxide Nanocomposites

Chitin-silicon dioxide nanocomposite made by self-organization and sol-gel chemistry.

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Nanostructured, Functional and for Commercial Use

The sample size of nanomaterials with functional properties has been limited to just a few millimeters. This fact has limited their commercial use, so far.

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MaterialsViews Interviews: Rod Ruoff

Professor Rod Ruoff, nanoscience researcher at the University of Texas, on his work, his life, and how his knees got him into chemistry…

Solid Spheres

Nanospheres made of aromatic amino acids: The most rigid organic nanostructures to date.

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