Reduce wear with synergistic lubricant pair

Synergistic Effects Between Phosphonium-Alkylphosphate Ionic Liquids and ZDDP as Lubricant Additives

Researchers reveal synergistic lubricating effects between phosphonium-alkylphosphate ionic liquids and a classic anti-wear additive.

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Inkjet-Printed Solar Cells

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Thin-film light absorbers are fabricated using an inkjet printer, and show power-conversion efficiencies of about 6.4%.

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Mechanical Properties of Fiber-reinforced Polymer Derived Ceramics

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Researchers from Erlangen-Nuremberg investigated the fracture behaviour of fiber reinforced ceramic composites with Ti3SiC2 fiber coatings.

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ICCAS special issue from Polymer International

A recent special issue of Polymer International is dedicated to The Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences established in 1956.

Advanced Optical Materials Top 5 – July 2015

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The month’s top articles from the field of nanooptics, optoelectronics, optical devices, detectors & sensors, micro/nano resonators and more.

When polymer reaction engineers play dice

Monte Carlo models in polymer reacting engineering

In a recent Review article, Canadian and Brazilian researchers demonstrate applications of Monte Carlo models in polymer reacting engineering

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Polymer Thermoelectrics

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New polymer-inorganic semiconductor composite breaks the record for n-type conducting polymers.

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New composite material enables smaller CO2 sensor

New composite material enables smaler CO2 sensor

Material scientists at ETH Zurich and the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam have developed a new type of sensor to measure CO2.

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Degradation of Toxic Water Pollutants by Catalytic Amorphous Metals

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Large surface area metallic glass particles were used for rapid dissociation of AZO dye, demonstrating the potential use of these novel materials.

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Electrified World

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Could we be living without fossil fuels in just 30 years time? Professor Geoff Ozin looks at the likelihood of such a Utopian vision of the future.