Advanced Optical Materials – May Issue Covers

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Check out the articles highlighted on the covers of the latest issue of Advanced Optical Materials.

Molecular arithmetic operation on a single DNA platform

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Diverse advanced logic circuits are fabricated to implement arithmetic functions based on a simple and single molecular beacon platform.

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Towards seamless bionic interfaces

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New research solves two major problems in strechable electronics: poor adhesion and troublesome photopatterning.

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En route to biological applications: self-assembled fluorescent nanoparticles

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Researchers from the Netherlands present a timely overview on self-assembled fluorene or perylene based chromophores focussing on biological applications.

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Toward Morphing Airfoils with Soft and Squishy Elastomers

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New work is the first to describe the dynamic fluid-soft material interactions for both lift and drag of inflatable actuators embedded in stiff structures.

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Nanoparticles from liquid-liquid interfaces

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Interfacial miniemulsion polymerization is a facile route for the synthesis of nanoparticles for applications ranging from therapeutics to coatings.

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Poly(phosphate) for Bone Formation

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Poly(phosphate): An excellent review about the polymer’s physiological function, its biochemistry and its role during bone mineralization.

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Hydrogels with Reversible 3D Ordered Macroporous Structures

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Researches from Pittsburgh present their latest advances towards the characterizations of three-dimensionally ordered macroporous hydrogels.

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MRS Spring Meeting 2015, April 6–10, San Francisco, USA

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This year’s MRS Spring Meeting was again one of the largest ever.

International Year of Light: Lanthanide-Doped Fluoride Nanoparticles

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This month’s International Year of Light article reviews nucleation, growth, and upconversion properties of lanthanide-doped fluoride nanoparticles.

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