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2013-01-23 04:20:36

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) today announced plans to launch a global transformational change program across its Advanced Materials division, as part of an on-going strategic plan designed to improve the company's manufacturing efficiencies, enhance commercial excellence and ensure its long-term global competitiveness. Weak economic conditions in key global markets, combined with rising fixed costs and continued volatility in the cost of...

2013-01-03 18:11:18

Rice University researchers show short laser pulses selectively heat gold nanoparticles Plasmonic gold nanoparticles make pinpoint heating on demand possible. Now Rice University researchers have found a way to selectively heat diverse nanoparticles that could advance their use in medicine and industry. Rice scientists led by Dmitri Lapotko and Ekaterina Lukianova-Hleb showed common gold nanoparticles, known since the 19th century as gold colloids, heat up at near-infrared wavelengths...

2012-12-11 21:43:14

An insight into the properties of fullerene is set to open the door to a new class of electronic acceptors which can be used to build better and cheaper organic solar cells. Organic solar cells have advanced a great deal since they were first invented nearly 20 years ago, but the fullerene component has remained largely the same and this has had a braking effect on the evolution of the technology. But now scientists at the University of Warwick have pinpointed an unappreciated property...

2012-08-01 23:11:53

MIT team discovers way of making perfectly ordered and repeatable surfaces with patterns of microscale wrinkles. The wrinkles on a raisin result from a simple effect: As the pulp inside dries, the skin grows stiff and buckles to accommodate its shrinking size. Now, a team of researchers at MIT has discovered a way to harness that same principle in a controlled and orderly way, creating wrinkled surfaces with precise sizes and patterns. This basic method, they say, could be harnessed for...

2012-07-19 02:44:09

New technique allows production of complex microchip structures in 1 self-assembling step Researchers at MIT have developed a new approach to creating the complex array of wires and connections on microchips, using a system of self-assembling polymers. The work could eventually lead to a way of making more densely packed components on memory chips and other devices. The new method – developed by MIT visiting doctoral student Amir Tavakkoli of the National University of Singapore,...

Synthetic Platelets Developed By UC Santa Barbara Researchers
2012-05-30 11:24:54

Synthetic platelets have been developed by UC Santa Barbara researchers, in collaboration with researchers at Scripps Research Institute and Sanford-Burnham Institute in La Jolla, Calif. Their findings are published in the journal Advanced Materials in a paper titled "Platelet Mimetic Particles for Targeting Thrombi in Flowing Blood." Platelets are the components of blood that allow it to prevent excessive bleeding and to heal wounds. The unique physical and biochemical properties of...

Portable Diagnostics Designed To Be Shaken, Not Stirred
2012-05-09 08:13:37

As medical researchers and engineers try to shrink diagnostics to fit in a person's pocket, one question is how to easily move and mix small samples of liquid. University of Washington researchers have built and patented a surface that, when shaken, moves drops along certain paths to conduct medical or environmental tests. "This allows us to move drops as far as we want, and in any kind of layout that we want," said Karl Böhringer, a UW professor of electrical engineering...

2012-05-03 02:21:20

CLEVELAND, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OM Group, Inc. (NYSE: OMG) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. First quarter consolidated net sales increased 41 percent compared with last year's comparable quarter, increasing to $466.2 million primarily as a result of the August 2011 acquisition of VAC and growth in its Battery Technologies business, partly offset by lower volumes and prices in its Advanced Materials business and lower volumes in its...

2012-03-28 08:26:25

Common material such as polyethylene used in plastic bags could be turned into something far more valuable through a process being developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In a paper published in Advanced Materials, a team led by Amit Naskar of the Materials Science and Technology Division outlined a method that allows not only for production of carbon fiber but also the ability to tailor the final product to specific applications. "Our results represent...

Image 1 - Super-Adhesive Material Inspired By Gecko Feet
2012-02-18 04:49:03

For years, biologists have been amazed by the power of gecko feet, which let these 5-ounce lizards produce an adhesive force roughly equivalent to carrying nine pounds up a wall without slipping. Now, a team of polymer scientists and a biologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered exactly how the gecko does it, leading them to invent "Geckskin," a device that can hold 700 pounds on a smooth wall. Doctoral candidate Michael Bartlett in Alfred Crosby´s polymer...


Latest Advanced Materials Reference Libraries

Computational Materials Science
2012-05-18 14:41:46

Computational Materials Science is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1992 and published monthly by Elsevier. As of May 2012, the editors-in-chief are H. Dreysse and S. Schmauder. The journal focuses on existing and new advanced materials and their applications. Coverage encompasses experimental research, in connection with computational modeling of materials properties and materials phenomena. Article topics also discuss synthesis, materials characterization, materials...

Advanced Materials
2012-05-04 11:21:09

Advanced Materials is a peer-reviewed scientific journal founded in 1988 as a supplement in the general chemistry journal Angewandte Chemie and remained in that journal for the first 18 months of its existence. Peter Goelitz, editor of Angewandte Chemie, was the founding editor of Advanced Materials. The current editor is Peter Gregory (as of May 2012). This journal, published weekly, covers materials science. It includes Communications, Reviews, and Feature Articles on topics in...

Advanced Functional Materials
2012-05-04 11:02:36

Advanced Functional Materials is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 2001 by Peter Gregory. It is published bimonthly by Wiley-VCH. The journal, however, has been in publication since 1985 under other titles, including Advanced Materials for Optics and Electronics. Advanced Functional Materials is the sister journal to Advanced Materials. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is David Flanagan. The journal covers all topics pertaining to materials science. Topics covered...

Science and Technology of Advanced Materials
2012-05-02 19:20:20

Science and Technology of Advanced Materials is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published bimonthly by the Institute of Physics, which also prints the journal. Prior to 2008, this journal was published by Elsevier. Printed volumes of this journal are, as of 2008, published free of charge by the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and the Institute of Physics. The journal was established in 2000. The journal covers all aspects of materials science, including theoretical...

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