A Chemical Switch for Physical Release

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Structural transformations of nanoscale boroxines allow the controlled release of guest molecules.

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Good news all around for OLED displays

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Researchers fabricate transparent metal electrodes of just 5 nm, significantly improving the efficiency and angular colour stability of white OLED devices.

Oleophobicity: this fish won’t cry over spilt oil

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Most people consider oil spills in seawater repellent, but the filefish takes oleophobicity to a new level.

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Remote Controlled Drug Delivery

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A noninvasive, controlled method of drug delivery via functionalising gold nanocages for Alzheimer’s disease therapy increases the therapeutic efficacy of chelation therapy.

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Bistable liquid crystal pixels

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In a proof-of-concept study, authors in Italy have demonstrated electric field-controlled switching between stable states in a porous material containing nematic liquid crystals.

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Spotlight on Professor Molly Stevens

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Professor Molly Stevens has become a recognised role model in science. She has won award after award and built a large and successful research group at Imperial College London.

Spotlight on Professor Katsuhiko Ariga

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The first thing I noticed about our new Editorial Board Member for Advanced Materials is that Professor Ariga is very on top of his emails. I was then delighted to discover his great sense of humour…

Effects of nanowires on fibroblast dynamics

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Bigger is not necessarily better: when it comes to culturing fibroblasts on nanowire substrates, there are several reasons to reconsider the use of long nanowires.

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No Dyes for Emission Control: Quantum Dot FRET Isolation Provides the Full Spectrum

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Controlled physical placement of quantum dots inside block copolymer microspheres determines the combined emission characteristics.

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Switchable Diffraction from Liquid Crystal–Carbon Nanotube Hybrids

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Voltage-dependent diffraction switching makes a hybrid liquid crystal–carbon nanotube device a good candidate for high-resolution displays.

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