How transparent can a layer of gold be?

Experiments have resulted in gold films with a theoretically expected transparency of over 80% in the visible range.

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Biological and nanotoxicity assay for cellular nanoparticles

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The combination of flow cytometry and X-ray fluorescence enables semi-quantitative estimation of cellular SiO2 nanoparticles and their biological effects.

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Modeling the degradation of star polymers

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Researchers have developed a model for predicting the molecular weight distributions of star polymers undergoing mechanochemical degradation.

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Liquid interface allows multiple interactions for detection

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A liquid interface has the unique capability to provide a common meeting point for hydrophobic, hydrophilic and airborne species, allowing them all to interact.

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Carbon nanotube broadband polarisers

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Cole et al. report the fabrication of free-standing, horizontally aligned carbon nanotube membranes.

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The global energy transition – do we have a Plan B?

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What can we do if the IPCC’s response to climate change – assessment of risk, vulnerability, mitigation, adaptation and cost – fails to deliver?

Polyolefin catalysis and materials: a special issue dedicated to Prof. Minoru Terano

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Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, on the occasion of Prof. Minoru Terano’s 60th birthday, has published a special issue on the continuing innovation in polyolefin catalysis and materials.

Are single-walled carbon nanotubes derived from a zigzag graphene ribbon?

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Researchers report that SWCNTs are tubular graphene in a unique armchair configuration, resulting from the growth of a zigzag graphene ribbon.

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Hybrid graphene–giant nanocrystal quantum dot assemblies

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New work shows that new class of nanocrystals coupled to graphene causes bi-excitons to experience recombination and simultaneous emission of photon pairs.

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Mass producing defect-free graphene

Donghua University researchers produce graphene and graphene nanosheet (GNS)/Al2O3 composites.

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