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MXenes give highly conductive coatings that flex and stretch
Layering coats of (Ti3C2) MXene films and poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride) on a substrate achieves flexibility while retaining conductivity.
Metasurface-augmented gradient index lens focus three colors to same point
Three color focusing is ideal for providing distortion-free multicolor images.
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Si-Ni-Au nanospears enable control in gene therapy
Nickel allows nanospears to be controlled with magnetic fields, while the gold film is biocompatible and can be tailored to load biomolecules.
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New model could help make metal alloys even stronger
This method is designed to grasp how nanograins in alloys behave under real conditions.
FREE ACCESS—Journal of Materials Research (JMR) Focus Issue: Advanced Atomistic Algorithms in Materials Science | Volume 33, Issue 7, April 13, 2018
This Focus Issue highlights the development and use of innovative methods that push the boundaries of atomistic simulations in materials science. Hurry! FREE ACCESS ends May 31.
Nanoplasmonic biosensors harmlessly monitor cells in real time
These nanoplasmonic materials with mushroom-shaped nanostructures allow for real-time monitoring of cellular growth and potential disease detection.
The maser goes mainstream: Diamond microwave lasers
This diamond maser operates at continuous room temperature, a tremendous advantage over ruby masers that barely lasted in cryogenic temperatures.
Catalysts in metal–air batteries
In the search for ever higher storage capacity, Qi Dong and Dunwei Wang focus on the breadth of research on metal-O2 batteries in order to assess the advantages and disadvantages of catalysts used in metal–air systems.
A butterfly’s-eye view of cancer
Inspired by the eye of the morpho butterfly, a new camera that can see both visible and infrared light could help surgeons more easily identify cancerous tissue.
Solar on the rise: How cost declines and grid integration shape solar’s growth potential in the United States
According to Rebecca Jones-Albertus and co-authors, addressing grid integration challenges, increasing grid flexibility, and further reducing cost will enable even greater potential for solar as an electricity source.
MRS Energy & Sustainability
Sophie Robinson: Environmentalist and film producer
Sophie’s passion for saving the environment stems from her childhood, and she has now funded the MRS Nelson Buck Robinson Science and Technology Award for Renewable Energy in honor of her father.
Preservation: Colours from Darwin’s collection
Structures at the nanoscale share responsibility for this preservation.
Hortense Le Ferrand
Optical blasting of polycrystals manipulates grain boundaries
The ability to locally melt and manipulate grain boundaries and defects will give researchers further control over mechanical properties.
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Nanoscale 3D Printing Technique Uses Photochemistry and Micro-Pyramids to Build Better Biochips
This process uses gold-plated pyramids, LED light, and photochemical reactions to print organic material on the surface of one single biochip.
Probing the buried interface between graphene layers
Soft x-ray second harmonic generation observed in graphene thin films.
Queer identities in materials science and engineering
Identity is an important attribute that has been tied to the effectiveness of efforts to broaden participation in science and engineering.
Perfluorocarbon-based nanomedicine: emerging strategy for diagnosis and treatment of diseases
In recent years, the biologic inert synthetic material perfluorocarbons (PFCs) have been widely studied; for example, they are used for gene/drug vectors, displaying excellent serum-resistant capability for gene delivery and good stability for drug delivery. By reviewing recent achievements, Tingbin Zhang and co-authors aim to provide inspiration for the design of PFC-based carriers and prompt the application of PFCs in nanomedicine.
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Duetta™ consists of two-in-one fluorescence and absorbance spectrometer
With an effective scan speed of 510,000 nm/min, Duetta from HORIBA Scientific can acquire an entire 3D Excitation Emission Matrix (EEM) in less than a second, significantly faster than a scanning, PMT-based, bench-top spectrofluorometer. The instrument includes touchscreen utility, simplified use, and a selection of Apps for routine analysis. Read more.
New Technology Offers Immediate Quantification of Gas Leaks
FLIR Systems, in partnership with Providence Photonics, introduces a Quantitative Optical Gas Imaging (qOGI) technology eliminates the need for secondary sampling devices to quantify gas emissions. Read more.
Peter Sherrell, Imperial College London
Photo-catalytic Cu(x)W(y)S2 by Chemical Vapor Deposition.
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