Tunable Graphene Metasurfaces with Gradient Features

The research team has developed a cost-effective and high-throughput method to fabricate the graphene moiré metasurface.

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A novel 14-chamber human body-on-a-chip device

Researchers describe a novel “body-on-a-chip” device that consists of 14 interconnected compartments, each representing a different organ of the human body.

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Plasmon-mediated photocatalysis – Pd nanoparticles in a double role

Pd nanosheets function both as broadband light absorbers and as synthetic catalysts for the dehydrogenation of formic acid to hydrogen and oxygen.

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Reducing Adsorption of Proteins on Nanoparticles

To avoid an undesired protein adsorption, nanoparticles were masked with poly(2-oxazoline)s resulting in a stealth coating comparable or superior to PEG.

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Bioactive Materials for Stem Cells and Cardiac Repair

A. Paul et al. describe the various types of bioengineered materials and matrices, which in combination with stem cells, have shown promise in supporting the revival of injured cardiac tissues.

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Thin Films of Microporous Polymer Networks

Alex Palma-Cando and Ullrich Scherf discuss the synthesis, properties, and applications of electrochemically generated thin films of microporous polymer networks.

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A new near-infrared responsive drug carrier for imaging-guided chemotherapy

A promising multifunctional nanocarrier for opto-acoustic imaging-guided chemotherapy or phtotothermal therapy is presented.

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Anisotropic Conductive Films by Shear-Flow

Anisotropic conductive films can be produced by shear flow that induces the self-assembly of conductive fillers (like carbon nanotubes, graphene or inexpensive carbon black) into parallel stripes in a polymer matrix.

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Researchers Propose New Route for Programmable Infrared Optics

UC Santa Barbara researchers Prasad Iyer and Prof. Jon Schuller propose a new route, novel electrically reconfigurable metasurfaces, as an important step towards on-chip programmable optics.

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Demonstration of polycrystalline thin film coatings on glass for spin Seebeck energy harvesting

A newly discovered phenomena enables the separation of the key physical parameters that limit the efficiency of conventional thermoelectrics.

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