International Year of Chemistry: Materials Science

International Year of Chemistry 2011Materials science is an important field of chemistry, bringing in disciplines from across the science and producing exciting results, such as the discovery of carbon nanotubes and graphene, the development of tissue engineering, or the mountain of research into energy generation and storage. To highlight these advances, we’ve put together a selection of research papers, available below and free until the end of the year. They’re split into some of the key materials research areas — healthcare, nano, engineering and ceramics, electronics, and energy — and we’re sure you’ll find something to interest you!

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A Nanocage for Nanomedicine: Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS)

Hossein Ghanbari, Brian G. Cousins, Alexander M. Seifalian

DOI: 10.1002/marc.201100126


Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Contrast of Fe3O4 Nanoparticles Trapped in a Porous Silicon Nanoparticle Host

Joseph M. Kinsella, Shalini Ananda, Jennifer S. Andrew, Joel F. Grondek, Miao-Ping Chien, Miriam Scadeng, Nathan C. Gianneschi, Erkki Ruoslahti, Michael J. Sailor

DOI: 10.1002/adma.201101877


Ultrabright Fluorescent Silica Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles: Control of Particle Size and Dye Loading

Eun-Bum Cho, Dmytro O. Volkov, Igor Sokolov

DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201100311


Omnidirectional Printing of 3D Microvascular Networks

Willie Wu, Adam DeConinck, Jennifer A. Lewis

DOI: 10.1002/adma.201004625


Biomedical applications of biodegradable polymers

Bret D. Ulery, Lakshmi S. Nair, Cato T. Laurencin

DOI: 10.1002/polb.22259


Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications

Jason A. Burdick, Glenn D. Prestwich

DOI: 10.1002/adma.201003963


Microfluidic Devices for Bioapplications

L. Y. Yeo, H.-C. Chang, P. P. Y. Chan, J. R. Friend

DOI: 10.1002/smll.201000946


Cell-Based Drug Delivery Devices Using Phagocytosis-Resistant Backpacks

Nishit Doshi, Albert J. Swiston, Jonathan B. Gilbert, Maria L. Alcaraz, Robert E. Cohen, Michael F. Rubner, Samir Mitragotri

DOI: 10.1002/adma.201004074


DNAsomes: Multifunctional DNA-Based Nanocarriers

H. Roh, J.B Lee, P. Kiatwuthinon, M. R. Hartman, J. J.Cha, S. H. Um, D. A. Muller, D. Luo

DOI: 10.1002/smll.201000752



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One-Pot Synthesis of Microcapsules with Nanoscale Inclusions

Xiaobo Hu, Zhen Tong, L. Andrew Lyon

DOI: 10.1002/marc.201100338


Nanostructured Tungsten Oxide – Properties, Synthesis, and Applications

Haidong Zheng, Jian Zhen Ou, Michael S. Strano, Richard B. Kaner, Arnan Mitchell, Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh

DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201002477


Characterization of Nano-Sized Precipitates in a Mn-Based Lean Maraging Steel by Atom Probe Tomography

J. Millán, D. Ponge, D. Raabe, P. Choi, O. Dmitrieva

DOI: 10.1002/srin.201000274


Graphene-Based Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, Properties, and Applications

X. Huang, Z. Yin, S. Wu, X. Qi, Q.He, Q. Zhang, Q. Yan, F. Boey, H. Zhang

DOI: 10.1002/smll.201002009


Engineering & Ceramics

Engineering and Ceramics

Time Dependent Effects in Surface Tension Measurements of an Industrial Fe-alloy

R. K. Wunderlich, H.-J. Fecht, M. Schick, I. Egry

DOI: 10.1002/srin.201000156


Alumina Scale Formation: A New Perspective

Arthur H. Heuer, David B. Hovis, James L. Smialek, Brian Gleeson

DOI: 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2011.04573.x


Functional Adhesive Surfaces with “Gecko” Effect: The Concept of Contact Splitting

Marleen Kamperman, Elmar Kroner, Aránzazu del Campo, Robert M. McMeeking, Eduard Arzt

DOI: 10.1002/adem.201000104


Effects of BaCu(B2O5) Addition on Phase Transition, Sintering Temperature, and Microwave Properties of Ba4LiNb3O12 Ceramics

Liang Fang, Dongjin Chu, Chunchun Li, Huanfu Zhou, Zhao Yang

DOI: 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2010.04100.x


Size Independent Shape Memory Behavior of Nickel–Titanium

Blythe G. Clark, Daniel S. Gianola, Oliver Kraft, Carl P. Frick

DOI: 10.1002/adem.201000048


Processing of Tellurite-Based Glass with Low OH Content

Jonathan Massera, Adam Haldeman, Jessica Jackson, Clara Rivero-Baleine, L. Petit, Kathleen Richardson

DOI: 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2010.04031.x


Ab Initio Guided Design of bcc Ternary Mg–Li–X (X = Ca, Al, Si, Zn, Cu) Alloys for Ultra-Lightweight Applications

William Art Counts, Martin Friák, Dierk Raabe, Jörg Neugebauer

DOI: 10.1002/adem.200900308




Rylene and Related Diimides for Organic Electronics

Xiaowei Zhan, Antonio Facchetti, Stephen Barlow, Tobin J. Marks, Mark A. Ratner, Michael R. Wasielewski, Seth R. Marder

DOI: 10.1002/adma.201001402



Ashlee A. Jahnke, Dwight S. Seferos

DOI: 10.1002/marc.201100151


High-Performance Supercapacitors Based on Intertwined CNT/V2O5 Nanowire Nanocomposites

Zheng Chen, Veronica Augustyn, Jing Wen, Yuewei Zhang, Meiqing Shen, Bruce Dunn, Yunfeng Lu

DOI: 10.1002/adma.201003658




Plasmonic Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

I-Kang Ding, Jia Zhu, Wenshan Cai, Soo-Jin Moon, Ning Cai, Peng Wang, Shaik M Zakeeruddin, Michael Grätzel, Mark L. Brongersma, Yi Cui, Michael D. McGehee

DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201000041


Efficient Organic Tandem Solar Cells based on Small Molecules

Moritz Riede, Christian Uhrich, Johannes Widmer, Ronny Timmreck, David Wynands, Gregor Schwartz, Wolf-Michael Gnehr, Dirk Hildebrandt, Andre Weiss, Jaehyung Hwang, Sudhakar Sundarraj, Peter Erk, Martin Pfeiffer, Karl Leo

DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201002760


Semi-Solid Lithium Rechargeable Flow Battery

Mihai Duduta, Bryan Ho, Vanessa C. Wood, Pimpa Limthongkul, Victor E. Brunini, W. Craig Carter, Yet-Ming Chiang

DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201100152


Smelting-Reduction Export Gas as Syngas in the Chemical Industry

Doris Wall, Werner Kepplinger, Robert Millner

DOI: 10.1002/srin.201100030


Interdiffusion of PCBM and P3HT Reveals Miscibility in a Photovoltaically Active Blend

Neil D. Treat, Michael A. Brady, Gordon Smith, Michael F. Toney, Edward J. Kramer, Craig J. Hawker, Michael L. Chabinyc

DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201000023


Stretchable GaAs Photovoltaics with Designs That Enable High Areal Coverage

Jongho Lee, Jian Wu, Mingxing Shi, Jongseung Yoon, Sang-Il Park, Ming Li, Zhuangjian Liu, Yonggang Huang, John A. Rogers

DOI: 10.1002/adma.201003961


The phase behavior of a polymer-fullerene bulk heterojunction system that contains bimolecular crystals

Nichole Cates Miller, Roman Gysel, Chad E. Miller, Eric Verploegen, Zach Beiley, Martin Heeney, Iain McCulloch, Zhenan Bao, Michael F. Toney, Michael D. McGehee

DOI: 10.1002/polb.22214