International Year of Light: Lanthanide-Doped Fluoride Nanoparticles

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This month’s International Year of Light article reviews nucleation, growth, and upconversion properties of lanthanide-doped fluoride nanoparticles.

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Shape Control of Metallic Nanoparticles: Au–Ni–ZnO Nanoflowers

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Metallic and semiconductor elements combined to create these lovely flower-like nanoparticles by researchers collaborating across China and Australia.

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Chained-up gold for diagnosis and cure

Nanogold chains assemble into multifunctional micelles capable of a variety of biomedical applications

Nanogold chains assemble into multifunctional micelles capable of a variety of biomedical applications.

Lights on! Single molecule switches for molecular electronics

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Light-induced switching of single molecule electronic junctions has been successfully demonstrated by researchers in Germany.

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Advanced Optical Materials Top 5 – May 2015

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

Turning over a new leaf — bioinspired catalyst structures for efficient oxygen evolution reaction

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An efficient cobalt-based catalyst for oxygen evolution reactions has been demonstrated, with a bio-inspired, leaf-like hybrid structure.

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Optical Materials for Spectral Management

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The current issue of Advanced Optical Materials is dedicated to this ever growing field of research guest edited by Stefan Schweizer and Ralf Wehrspohn.

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

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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.

Hematite Nanorods for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting

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

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Shape Control of Metallic Nanoparticles: Gold Nanobipyramids

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