Bioactive agents, such as synthetic drugs, proteins, and cells, can be encapsulated in biocompatible microcarriers for a variety of biological applications.
Interfacing Living Cells with Nanomaterials
Interfacing biological systems with nanomaterials may have a significant impact in research fields such as biosensors and tissue engineering.
The Holy Grail in Plasmonics – The Lycurgus Cup Goes Nano
Professor Logan Liu and co-workers at University of Illinois create large-area, high-density nanoscale arrays based on the the Lycurgus Cup.
Advanced Materials: Advancing Technology Through Measurement Science
Established in 1962, the Polymers Division in the Material Measurement Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will soon celebrate its 50th year as a world leader in polymers research.
High-Efficiency Polymer Solar Cells on Textured Substrates
Sumit Chaudhary and co-workers from Iowa State University demonstrate that design optimization of the textured substrate leads to polymer-based solar cells that allow efficient light trapping without compromising the electrical characteristics.