New transparent luminous pigments

Research scientists at the Leibniz-Institute for New Materials have developed luminous particles that can also withstand high temperatures. When activated by UV light or x-rays, they glow orange red.

Stable gold nanowires for nanoelectronics

A new 1D gold nanowire is proposed for novel nanoelectronics by researchers in China. The design of the new structure was achieved by carefully considering the stability of 0D, 1D, and 2D gold nanostructures.

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Advanced Optical Materials – April Issue Covers

The latest issue of Advanced Optical Materials is now available. You can sign up to access all Advanced Optical Materials articles right here! These articles were highlighted on the covers of the Advanced Optical Materials April issue: Morpho Butterflies Morpho butterflies are intriguing due to their iridescent bright blue colours which originate from the Christmas-tree-like structures […]

Tailoring degradation in polymeric nanogels

To tailor the degradation of nanogels, Scientists from Utrecht University investigated the impact of the structure of polymeric building blocks on the properties of nanogels and their degradation behavior.

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Advanced Optical Materials Top 5 – April 2016

The month’s top articles from the field of nanooptics, optoelectronics, optical devices, detectors & sensors, micro/nano resonators and more.

Carbon-dot nanosystem for photodynamic therapy

A carbon-dot nanosystem is developed for photodynamic therapy, which releases a photosensitizer bioprecursor in cancer cells upon irradiation.

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Biodegradable nanoparticles for cancer therapy

Nanoparticles have proven to be a powerful tool in fighting cancer through the development of personalized therapy options.

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Targeted gene delivery for the treatment of atherosclerosis

Researchers from Georgia Tech and Emory University have used gold nanospheres for the targeted delivery of anti-miRNA into inflamed endothelial cells to suppress atherosclerosis.

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Ratiometric imaging of intact and disrupted nanocarriers

Researchers from Canada have used structure-dependent dual-wavelength emission to distinguish between intact and disrupted nanocarriers with ratiometric imaging.

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A Review of Biosynthetic Fibrous Proteins for Biomedicine and Bioengineering

Silk, elastin and collagen are naturally occurring fibrous proteins with a tremendous potential in biomaterial systems.

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