DNA & RNA incorporation into organic electronics

DNA-light-emission

New research from an American group shows the incorporation of DNA and RNA bases in organic light emitting diodes.

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Better insulin-cell producing transplants

Polymer coating protects pancreatic islet cells by deactivating inflammatory reactive oxygen (ROS) and nitrogen species (RNS).

Researchers develop a nanothin anti-inflammatory polymer material capable of decreasing immune responses involved in insulin-cell transplantation rejection.

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Video abstract: thermogelling polymers in medicine

Dr Loh Xian Jun discusses his review article on potential clinical applications for biodegrable thermogelling polymers.

Spectral concentration improves solar cell efficiency

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A research consortium from the UK, Spain, France and Germany is using photonic crystals to improve silicon photovoltaic performance.

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Examining quantum size effects in silicon

Experiments examine the scale at which strong quantum effects emerge in silicon nanocrystals.

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Theranostics from a single nanoparticle platform

Researcers construct a multifunctional theranostic nanoplatform that gathers five diagnostic and therapeutic functions into one single nanocomposite.

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Flexible piezoelectrics in medicine

KAIST researchers discuss the recent progress of flexible piezoelectric thin-film harvesters and nanosensors for use in biomedical fields.

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DSSC counter electrodes from domestic waste

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Professor Manthiram’s group at the University of Texas at Austin develops a naturally derived carbonaceous material for use in dye-sensitized solar cells.

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40 years of atomic layer deposition

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40 years ago, Tuomo Suntola and his group demonstrated the growth of ZnS thin films in alternating, saturating gas-solid reactions, paving the way for ALD.

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Improving the properties of recycled PVC

Researchers from Brazil have treated post-consumer PVC with SF 6 plasma to render its properties similar to those of virgin resin.

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