Carbonaceous Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

New work explores efforts using carbonaceous materials to develop highly efficient DSSCs.

Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials Symposium

The first symposium in Australia dedicated to the subject of 2D nanomaterials research, 2D15, took place in Melbourne on the 10th-11th March, 2015.

Filter methods for image analysis in microscopy

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This webinar explores the most common and important filter methods, including how they work and how they affect the actual image.

Active material properties come alive with 3D printing

A novel movement mechanism – a tiny distortion that initiates a large movement. The microstructures determine how the macroscopic properties of the material will react to different environmental stimuli, such as being pressed or stretched.

3-D printing technology has opened new possibilities for Israel Institute of Technology’s Stephan Rudykh to test his models of active material properties.

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Exploiting Air to Shift Aluminium Nanoparticle Plasmons into the UV

Researchers from from China and Hong Kong have now developed an approach to shrinking Al nanoparticles.

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Flexible Bragg Reflectors for Optical Applications

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Spanish group creates materials that combine the intense structural colour achievable with inorganic materials with the mechanical properties of polymers.

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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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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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