How transparent can a layer of gold be?

Experiments have resulted in gold films with a theoretically expected transparency of over 80% in the visible range.

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Liquid interface allows multiple interactions for detection

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A liquid interface has the unique capability to provide a common meeting point for hydrophobic, hydrophilic and airborne species, allowing them all to interact.

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Carbon nanotube broadband polarisers

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Cole et al. report the fabrication of free-standing, horizontally aligned carbon nanotube membranes.

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Strong casted material bond

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The research project Gen-Cast at the Foundry Institute RWTH Aachen University has demonstrated successful composite casting.

Inkjet printing and metal nanoparticles combine to shrink electronics

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new research has combined inkjet printing and metal nanoparticle inks as a novel, low-cost solution for interconnect fabrication.

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Polycarbonate coatings to prevent catheter infection

An international group develops a new three-component surface coating to reduce the number of infections caused by catheters.

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Non-fouling nanoparticulate surfaces

Tubes treated with the surface coating showed substantially reduced staining when  exposed to a water-soluble blue dye.

A Harvard research team has used a layer-by-layer technique to assemble a nanostructured surface coating infused with a fluorocarbon-based lubricant.

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DIY Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy sensor

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A team have combined “lab-on-paper” technology with SERS to provide a label-free, ultrasensitive and powerful tool for the detection of specific molecules.

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Thermosensitive magnetomicelles – a closer look at antitumor pro-drug delivery

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Cisplatin pro-drug delivery via thermosensitive magnetomicelles is visualized at the interface between nanomaterials and living systems with sub-100 nm resolution

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A new twist for structural colour

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Reflecting 30% of the light that hits it, the Pollia condensata berry uses structural colour—no chemical pigments—to outshine even the morpho butterfly.

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