Month: June 2010

Brushes Grown on Brushes

How to make one layer of polymer brushes on top of another layer by using a simple chemical initiator method…

Hot-Spot-Light on Cells

Keep an eye on single cells with a new fluorescence imaging technique which gives a high resolution image of a surface using nanoislands.

How Big an Impact?

As Impact Factor fever sweeps the academic world, we take a closer look at Impact Factors in general, and the performance of Advanced Materials in Impact Factor 2009. No vuvuzelas or video technology allowed…


Micro-sized capsules with iron nanoparticles embedded in them could be used as smart drug-delivery systems to treat a range of serious medical conditions.