A Material for All Weathers (with Zero Thermal Expansion)

An artist's impression of a gyroscope

Specialized materials that do not change their volume with alteration of temperature may now be easier to produce, thanks to work into the mechanism of such behavior in antiperovskite manganese nitrides.

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Small, Quick, and Multitasking: Optimized Nanostructure Synthesis and Morphology

Optimized nanomaterial array

Making exactly the noble metal nanostructure you want is now much simpler, thanks to a microfluidic array developed by US and Chinese researchers.

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MaterialsViews Interviews: Marco Rolandi

Marco Rolandi

Macro Rolandi discusses his recent essay on the use of illustrations in scientific papers.

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Responsive Labels for Cells

How do you stick a label on something as small as a cell? Cell-labeling techniques are explained, and the use of polymer-coated nanoparticles as environment-sensitive cell labels is demonstrated by scientists in Germany and Australia.

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How Green Does Your Nanomaterials Garden Grow?

Nanochemistry for the environment

Professor Geoffrey Ozin discusses the safe and responsible development, production, use, transportation, and disposal of nanoparticles in existing or emerging nanotechnologies.

FIREBALL: powerful mesoscale computational chemistry

FIREBALL: mesoscale dynamics simulation

Molecular dynamics methods are wedded to tight-binding density functional theory to produce FIREBALL: a powerful computer code which allows for efficient, predictive simulations of the dynamics of mesoscale systems.

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Very Illustrating: Designing Figures for your Scientific Paper

Galileo's sketches of the moon

A materials scientist, a graphic designer, and a cognitive psychologist have produced a brief guide on how to prepare scientific figures.

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Functional Supramolecular Architectures: for Organic Electronics and Nanotechnology

Cover of Functional Supramolecular Architectures

Professor Maurizio Prato reviews the new book, Functional Supramolecular Architectures: for Organic Electronics and Nanotechnology.

Nanoparticles in the War on Chemical Warfare

Nanoparticle sensors for nerve agents

A nanoparticle-based nerve agent detector is developed by researchers in Korea

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MaterialsViews Interviews: Paolo Samorì

Paolo Samori

Paolo Samori talks about his recent book Functional Supramolecular Architectures and gives his “insider advice” for scientists.