Inkjet printing and metal nanoparticles combine to shrink electronics

printing-3d-transistors

new research has combined inkjet printing and metal nanoparticle inks as a novel, low-cost solution for interconnect fabrication.

PDFLink to the original paper on Wiley Online Library

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.

PDFLink to the original paper on Wiley Online Library

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.

PDFLink to the original paper on Wiley Online Library

Non-fouling nanoparticulate surfaces

Tubes treated with the surface coating showed substantially reduced staining when  exposed to a water-soluble blue dye.

A Harvard research team has used a layer-by-layer technique to assemble a nanostructured surface coating infused with a fluorocarbon-based lubricant.

PDFLink to the original paper on Wiley Online Library

Monitoring retina inflammation with Raman spectroscopy

Raman spectroscopy of the retina coupled with multivariate analysis might become a promising tool to study retina diseases in vivo.

PDFLink to the original paper on Wiley Online Library

SERS probes from silver microneedles get under the skin

006-web

Scientists from NTU have suggested the use of metal-coated microneedles to improve below-skin Raman spectroscopy.

PDFLink to the original paper on Wiley Online Library

Treating prostate cancer with low-temperature plasma

Using new plasma method may reduce the unwanted side-effects of prostate cancer treatment.

PDFLink to the original paper on Wiley Online Library

A novel tool for microstructure separation in rubber compounds

polymer-characterisation-featured-image

For the first time thermal field-flow fractionation has been shown to be selective towards polymer microstructure.

PDFLink to the original paper on Wiley Online Library

A profile of Prof. Xiaohui Qiu

xiaohui-qiu-featured-image

Editorial Advisory Board of Advanced Electronic Materials: A profile of Professor Xiaohui Qiu.

DIY Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy sensor

Small

A team have combined “lab-on-paper” technology with SERS to provide a label-free, ultrasensitive and powerful tool for the detection of specific molecules.

PDFLink to the original paper on Wiley Online Library