International Year of Light: 3D μ-printing

Three-dimensional μ-printing is a mature technology, enabling novel research fields in various disciplines based on three-dimensional microstructure.

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First transparent solar cells developed by physicists of Leipzig University

Prof. Marius Grundmann from Universität Leipzig and his PhD student Robert Karsthof, MSc, and further coworkers have presented the first such transparent solar cell in a recent article in physica status solidi (a).

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Zip it Up!! Single-Chain Polymer Nanoparticles via Intrachain Radical Polymerization

Dynamic synthetic polymer systems are emerging as modules to study structure-property functions, motivated largely by Nature’s biopolymers.

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Season the soup: the important role of salt additives

The synthesis of methacrylic zwitterionic, thermoresponsive and hydrophilic (co)polymers via copper-mediated polymerization is described.

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2D Materials – Beyond Silicone and Graphene

Michael Bojdys introduces a new class of two-dimensional polymeric materials for semiconductors.

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Fixing Carbon Dioxide – Doing Something Fast and Economically Sensible

We all love CO2 – let’s do it, let’s fix CO2 fixation!

Light-induced color change in the sapphirinid copepods

The males of certain species of copepods, small marine crustaceans, produce some of the most spectacular colors in nature.

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Direct insertion of nanowires into living algal cells

The direct insertion of nanowires into living algal cells using inkjet printing technology is demonstrated.

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Fifth Polymer International/IUPAC Award Winner

Professor Hoogenboom wins the Fifth Polymer International – IUPAC award.

Anisotropic interlayer coupling in atomically thin ReS2

Atomically thin transition-metal-dichalcogenides (TMDCs) have recently attracted a lot of research interest. Like graphene, they can be prepared as two-dimensional crystals by exfoliation. Unlike graphene, they are semiconductors with large band gaps, which make them interesting for potential optoelectronic device applications. While TMDCs based on group-VI metals like Molybdenum and Tungsten, such as MoS2 and […]

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