Modeling the degradation of star polymers

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Researchers have developed a model for predicting the molecular weight distributions of star polymers undergoing mechanochemical degradation.

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Liquid interface allows multiple interactions for detection

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A liquid interface has the unique capability to provide a common meeting point for hydrophobic, hydrophilic and airborne species, allowing them all to interact.

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Carbon nanotube broadband polarisers

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Cole et al. report the fabrication of free-standing, horizontally aligned carbon nanotube membranes.

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Hybrid graphene–giant nanocrystal quantum dot assemblies

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New work shows that new class of nanocrystals coupled to graphene causes bi-excitons to experience recombination and simultaneous emission of photon pairs.

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Mass producing defect-free graphene

Donghua University researchers produce graphene and graphene nanosheet (GNS)/Al2O3 composites.

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Exploring the possibilities and limitations of a nanomaterials genome

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Professor Geoff Ozin and co-workers aim to categorise and organise the multifaceted properties and behaviours of nanomaterials.

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Forcing light into a log spiral

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Singaporean researchers have used logarithmic spirals to study light-matter interaction at the microscale, and discovered a previously unknown phenomenon.

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Stimuli-responsive dynamic hydrogels

A team have developed the first stimuli-responsive protein hydrogel whose mechanical properties can be dynamically tuned in response to external stimuli.

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Polycarbonate coatings to prevent catheter infection

An international group develops a new three-component surface coating to reduce the number of infections caused by catheters.

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Gold nanorods shown to inhibit migratory of metastatic cancer

Research shows that gold nanorods effectively inhibit the migratory and invasive properties of various metastatic cancer cell lines in vitro and in vivo.

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