Ion-Gel Films for Organic Electronics

Ion-gels have possible applications in organic electronics due to their favorable electronic characteristics and good thermal and chemical stability.

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To Leach or not to Leach – Antimicrobial Polymer Materials

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a challenging threat to human life, especially in healthcare institutions.

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Macromolecular Journals Writing Competition: We have a Winner

In our Macromolecular Journals Writing Competition we asked PhD students and Post-Docs to send us a short news piece on papers from the Macromolecular Journals family highlighting exceptional research. Here we present the winner.

Green, biomineralization-inspired synthesis of a Li-Ion battery material

The biomineralization-inspired synthesis of a TiO2/reduced graphene oxide composite is developed for a high-performance Li-ion battery material.

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Facet-controlled nanocrystals for catalysis and sensing

Facet-controlled synthesis strategies for Cu2O-based nanocrystals are reviewed and properties that make them suitable for numerous applications in sensing and catalysis are highlighted.

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Nanoparticles for biomedical applications

An international, interdisciplinary team is developing highly porous biomaterials for localised release of therapeutic ions and drugs

Highly Detective Photodetector Based on Graphene-Silicon Heterojunction

Researchers devise a highly detective photodetector based on graphene-silicon heterojunctions with interface improvement by introducing a thin interfacial oxide layer.

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Antimicrobial Polymer Coating for Leather

Researchers have created an antimicrobial polymer coating for leather that is both economical and environmentally friendly.

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Helical Liquid Crystal Superstructures

A dynamic photo-alignment technique to design and arbitrarily arrange the in-plane helical axes of cholesteric liquid crystals.

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Swiss-Army-Knife Approach to Surface Functionalization

Swiss researchers present a postmodification protocol of a polymer that allows the creation of a variety of surfaces for different applications.

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