A New Review of Nanocellulose for Biomedical Applications

The image shows an AFM image of cellulose nanocrystals isolated from tunicates (Styela clava).

Dr. Mehdi Jorfi and Prof. E. Johan Foster review the applications of nanocellulose in various biomedical applications.

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Combining family and scientific career? Just do it!

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Katharina Landfester (Director, MPI for Polymer Research) describes how she and her husband manage to balance their family life and scientific careers.

Towards spintronics: integrating magnetic semiconductors

Researchers have successfully deposited high quality dilute magnetic semiconductor thin films on lead magneisum niobate titanate single crystals.

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DNA-based Boolean logic

Danish researchers have successfully constructed a universal DNA based Boolean logic gate system.

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International Year of Light Article Series

International Year of Light 2015 (UNESCO)

Advanced Optical Materials is joining in the activities of the International Year of Light through publishing a special series of review articles.

Solar Refinery: Can we have our carbon cake and eat it too?

Scheme Futuristic ‘solar refinery’ for making fuels and chemicals from CO2, H2O and sunlight, Reproduced from A general framework for the assessment of solar fuel technologies, Energy & Environmental Science, DOI:  (or Ref XX) with permission of The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Professor Ozin explores the feasability of a solar refinery for making fuels and chemicals from CO2, H2O and sunlight.

Precision polymers through ADMET polymerization

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Acyclic diene metathesis (ADMET) polymerization is a unique strategy for achieving polymers with precise control over the primary structure.

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Microstructures by Design

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X-ray imaging and controlled solidification is used to watch and understand how crystals evolve in metals.

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Low-cost, large-area plasmonic perfect absorbers

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Tunable, angle- and polarization independent absorber fabricated using a combination of colloidal lithography, with disordered arrangement, and dry-etching.

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Investigating next generation LED materials

Nitridolithoaluminate phosphor (Tolhurst et al.)

Research from a Canadian-German collaboration focuses on a next generation nitrido­litho­alumi­nate phosphor, SLA, as a breakthrough material.

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