Smart polymers for biomedical applications

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Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics in a new special issue, guest-edited by Andreas Lendlein and Marc Behl, presents recent results on (multi)functional smart materials, including shape-memory and shape-changing polymers.

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MIP sensors for direct optical detection

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Researchers from Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, and Singapore jointly developed a new type of MIP-based material for optical sensors.

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Journal of Polymer Science: Special Issue Dedicated to Jean Fréchet

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This Journal of Polymer Science A: Polymer Chemistry special issue, dedicated to Jean Fréchet, covers many fundamental and applied polymer chemistry topics.

Flexible transparent electrodes made from nanowire networks

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Shu-Hong Yu and his research group from USTC propose a new nanowire assembly strategy to fabricate flexible transparent electrodes.

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Membranes under observation

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Membrane nano-tomography in living cells: Label-free evanescent microscopy enables full-field and real-time tracking of membrane processes.

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Detecting a heart attack with gold nanoparticles

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Researchers have developed a colloidal gold test strip for Cardiac troponin I detection based on microplasma generated gold nanoparticles.

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Light sensors for artificial limbs

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Researchers shine light into muscle to detect instructions for artificial limbs.

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Laser testing solar cells

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Scientists NPL have developed a new method for detecting defects in solar cells using a technique called ‘compressed sensing’.

Step-growth polymerization in the 21st century

Step-growth polymerization in the 21st century

Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics in a new special issue presents a modern perspective to the long-established field of step-growth polymerization reactions, guest-edited by Andrew Dove and Michael Meier.

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Carbon dioxide: from pollution to solution

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Researchers show that nanoparticles sputtered onto black silicon nanowire supports activate conversion in a hydrogen atmosphere under solar-simulated light.

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