Using a commercially available inkjet printer, electrical engineers were able to produce plasmonic structures with varying conductivities.
Due to their unique properties these fascinating materials are predicted to possess a complete photonic bandgap without any long-range order.
The Trend article by Andreas Lendlein discusses the main synthetic challenges of designing shape-memory polymers.
C. Barner-Kowollik highlights the most recent progress in the area of single polymer chain folding, aimed at mimicking natural biomacromolecules.
Stefan Hell and co-workers have achieved maximum spatial resolution in far-field optical imaging by applying solid immersion lenses to stimulated emission depletion microscopy.