IUMRS recognises pioneers of materials research organisation

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The International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS) recognises three pioneers in the funding and organisation of materials research and development.

Towards spintronics: integrating magnetic semiconductors

Researchers have successfully deposited high quality dilute magnetic semiconductor thin films on lead magneisum niobate titanate single crystals.

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DNA-based Boolean logic

Danish researchers have successfully constructed a universal DNA based Boolean logic gate system.

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Solar Refinery: Can we have our carbon cake and eat it too?

Scheme Futuristic ‘solar refinery’ for making fuels and chemicals from CO2, H2O and sunlight, Reproduced from A general framework for the assessment of solar fuel technologies, Energy & Environmental Science, DOI:  (or Ref XX) with permission of The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Professor Ozin explores the feasability of a solar refinery for making fuels and chemicals from CO2, H2O and sunlight.

Low-cost, large-area plasmonic perfect absorbers

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Tunable, angle- and polarization independent absorber fabricated using a combination of colloidal lithography, with disordered arrangement, and dry-etching.

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Investigating next generation LED materials

Nitridolithoaluminate phosphor (Tolhurst et al.)

Research from a Canadian-German collaboration focuses on a next generation nitrido­litho­alumi­nate phosphor, SLA, as a breakthrough material.

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Micro power meter can measure nanowire heat transfer

Near-field power meter (Cheng et al.)

Researchers have developed a microscale powermeter that directly measures light absorption and heat transfer in individual nanowires.

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Modified monolayer graphene interacts strongly with terahertz waves

"Perfect Extinction of Terahertz" – Adv. Opt. Mater.

Confining light into ultra-small metallic gaps dramatically boosts light interaction with graphene.

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Electrically controllable metamaterial surfaces

Liquid crystal loaded NIR metamaterial

Researchers have added to the development of next generation photonic media by realizing an electrically tunable liquid crystal-metamaterial hybrid.

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Improving nanoparticle cellular uptake

A group at the University of Adelaide have developed an intracellular GSH-responsive drug delivery system with enhanced cellular uptake capability.

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