From forms to functions: Unleash the potential of silk printing

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A new silk ink formulation provides a “bottom-up” approach to customized multifunction biomaterials.

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Following the Roadmap to Improved Lithium-Ion Batteries

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Jim Yang Lee and colleagues have designed a clever method to apply the concept of traffic engineering to the electron transport in lithium-ion batteries.

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International Year of Light: Plasmonic Nanoparticles

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This month’s International Year of Light article reviews relevant advances and applications of plasmonic nanoparticles, from energy to health.

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Advanced Optical Materials Top 5 – June 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.

Eureka moments in Nanochemistry – 2015 Centenary Award

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Professor Geoff Ozin has received an RSC Centenary Award – we asked for his thoughts on the research that brought him here.

Molecular arithmetic operation on a single DNA platform

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Diverse advanced logic circuits are fabricated to implement arithmetic functions based on a simple and single molecular beacon platform.

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Towards seamless bionic interfaces

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New research solves two major problems in strechable electronics: poor adhesion and troublesome photopatterning.

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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.