Keeping Good Company with the Chameleon


Professor Ozin explores the chameleon’s color-shifting ability, and how the same principles have been utilised in the lab and in manufacturing.

A conversation with Huisheng Peng: Editorial Board co-chair for ChemNanoMat

Huisheng Peng

Huisheng Peng talks about how his research interests and career have developed and his role as an Editorial Board co-chair for the new journal ChemNanoMat.

Upconverting Nanoparticles and Polymers

Upconversion MV

This overview article focuses on upconversion-luminescent nanoparticles/polymer nanohybrids and their new interesting applications.

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Hematite Nanorods for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting


C. Fan and co-workers tune the crystallinity of hematite nanorods for high-efficiency photoelectrochemical water splitting

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Conference report: 2nd ERC MIOMIM Meeting 2015, Grenoble


A report from the 2nd ERC BIOMIM meeting, which ran from March the 11th – 13th 2015 at MINATEC in Grenoble, France.

Inauguration of Lubrizol Young Materials Science Investigator Award


This year, the 5th Molecular Materials Meeting (M3) will be inaugurating the Lubrizol Young Materials Science Investigator Award.

Busy bees fuel the semiconductor sector

Emission from carbon dots at different excitation wavelengths,

A team of researchers from Hefei, China use bee pollens in the synthesis of carbon dots with applications in bioimaging and catalysis.

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A Pandora’s Box of New Materials – Metallopolymers


A recent issue in Macromolecular Rapid Communications is dedicated to this ever growing field of material science.

Thermally Controlled MOF Europium Transport for Explosives Detection


A thermoresponsive MOF structure is demonstrated to capture/release europium ions for the detection of explosives at room temperature and below.

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Shape Control of Metallic Nanoparticles: Gold Nanobipyramids


Shape control allows the polydispersity of gold nanobipyramids to be reduced to zero in one of the most downloaded Advanced Optical Materials papers.