Polymeric micelles have been reviewed by a Chinese research team, who looked at their use in siRNA delivery and nanomedicine.
The formation of different ring-banded spherulites as a function of film thickness has been described by Taiwanese and Indonesian researchers.
The use of MAPLE for the deposition of macromolecular thin films has been investigated by Princeton researchers.
Polymer colloidal systems have been reviewed by a University of Nottingham research team for their use in cancer therapy.
The pursuit for novel materials with fascinating and unprecedented optical properties has continued apace in recent years by way of theoretical, experimental, and nanotechnological developments. Chiral nanomaterials represent a significant class of materials, important in developing areas of nanoplasmonics. Chiral nanostructures are usually fabricated by bottom-up (involving growth and self-assembly by chemical approaches) or top-down [...]
The fabrication and properties of large-area fabrics made from ribbons, themselves made from CdSe quantum-dot nanoparticles, are discussed in new research.
New work demonstrates the interplay between surface patterns and the wetting properties of a fluid for safer locomotion on wet surfaces.
The mechanical holdfast of mussels, the byssus, is used as inspiration in the development of pH-repsonsive mechanical properties in hydrogels.
The photoelectronic characteristics of high-performance phototransistors based on single-crystalline n-hannel organic nanowires are studied.
Researchers investigate formation of polymer networks produced by mixing Fe(III) and polymers, mimicking the reaction that mussels use to bind to rocks.